Sept. 17 lecture to focus on Holocaust

Waitman Wade Beorn

Waitman Wade Beorn

Waitman Wade Beorn, director of the Virginia Holocaust Museum, will deliver a public lecture at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17, in the A.K. Hinds University Center theater on the campus of Western Carolina University.

Beorn’s lecture is titled “A Deadly Hybrid: The Janowska Camp and the Holocaust in Ukraine.”

Formerly Louis and Francis Blumkin Professor of Holocaust and Genocide Studies at the University of Nebraska-Omaha, Beorn won the Thomas J. Wilson Memorial prize in 2014 from Harvard University Press for his book “Marching into Darkness,” an examination of the regular German soldiers who perpetrated Nazi war crimes.

The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, call 828-227-3908.

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