Greensboro College Presents Annual Lecture on the Holocaust Jan. 27

"Greensboro College presents the Seventh Annual Schleunes Lecture at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 27, in Hannah Brown Finch Chapel on campus. The event is free and open to the public.

The speaker will be Debórah Dwork, the Rose Professor of Holocaust History and Director of the Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Clark University.

Dwork's lecture is titled, "Rescue During the Holocaust: One Person Can Make a Difference."

As founding director of the center, Dwork has given shape to a forum for Holocaust and genocide education and scholarship, dedicated to teaching, research, and public service. She is now considered a leading authority on university education in this field, as well as in her area of scholarship, Holocaust history.

Dwork has been a Guggenheim Fellow, a Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, and a Fellow of the American Council of Learned Societies.

A member of the U.S. delegation to the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (previously called the International Task Force), Dwork serves on many advisory boards and works with nonprofit organizations and foundations concerned with Holocaust education.

The Schleunes Lecture is presented annually through the generosity of Richard and Jane Levy of Greensboro in honor of the eminent Holocaust scholar Dr. Karl Schleunes of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

The series is dedicated to providing opportunities for area residents and students to hear nationally and internationally recognized experts present their research on the Holocaust and on issues related to genocides.

For more information on the lecture, contact Associate Professor Jonathon Epstein at

Greensboro College provides a liberal arts education grounded in the traditions of the United Methodist Church and fosters the intellectual, social, and, spiritual development of all students while supporting their individual needs.

Founded in 1838 and located near downtown Greensboro, the college enrolls about 1,150 students from 26 states, the District of Columbia and 10 nations in its undergraduate liberal-arts program and four master's degree programs. In addition to rigorous academics and a well-supported Honors program, the school features a 17-sport NCAA Division III athletic program and dozens of service and recreational opportunities."

- A Press Release

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