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MTSU hosts Holocaust expert Dr. Gerhard Weinberg

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Published on Oct 17, 2013

One of the world's foremost experts on the Holocaust provided a unique community service, Tuesday, October 15, while in Murfreesboro visiting MTSU.

Dr. Gerhard Weinberg, professor emeritus at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, spoke on "Roosevelt, Truman and the Holocaust, " at Adams Place, 1927 Memorial Blvd., in Murfreesboro.

Weinberg, who escaped from Nazi Germany at age 10, is in town to attend MTSU's 25th Biennial International Holocaust Studies Conference, Oct. 15-18 on campus.

His two-volume work, "The Foreign Policy of Hitler's Germany, 1933-1939," and his magnum opus, "A World at Arms: A Global History of World War II," have won numerous prizes for historical scholarship.

In May 2008, the German Historical Institute in Washington, D.C., paid Weinberg the extraordinary compliment of hosting an international academic conference in his honor.
Weinberg was awarded the Pritzker Prize for lifetime achievement in military history in 2009.

He has been a distinguished guest professor at the United States Air Force Academy, a Fulbright professor at the University of Bonn, a fellow of the American Council of Learned Societies and a Shapiro Senior Scholar at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum.

For more information, contact Dr. Nancy Rupprecht at 615-898-2645 or nancy.rupprecht@mtsu.edu or Dr. Elyce Helford at 615-898-5961 or elyce.helford@mtsu.edu, or visit the Holocaust Studies Conference website at http://www.mtsu.edu/holocaust_studies....

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