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Jewish Studies Lecture Series: Barry Trachtenberg presents “The United States and the Holocaust: Race, Refuge, and Remembrance”

Posted by on Thursday, September 27, 2018 in Past Events.

The Program in Jewish Studies is pleased to welcome Barry Trachtenberg from Wake Forest University to give a talk titled “The United States and the Holocaust: Race, Refuge, and Remembrance.”

The event will be at noon on Thursday, November 8 in Buttrick Hall 123 and will include a kosher lunch.

This event is co-sponsored by the Department of History and the Program in American Studies. 

Talk description:

Since their emergence in the late 1960s, the scholarly works that have most strongly influenced popular and academic perception of the United States’s role in the Holocaust are those that have severely criticized both President Franklin Roosevelt’s administration and American Jewish leaders, insisting that they utterly failed to meet their moral obligations toward European Jews. In this talk, historian Barry Trachtenberg of Wake Forest University and author of The United States and the Nazi Holocaust (Bloomsbury, 2018) will discuss the new historiographical shift underway on the thinking of the United States and the Nazi Holocaust.


Barry Trachtenberg is the Michael R. and Deborah K. Rubin Presidential Chair of Jewish History, Associate Professor of History, and the Director of the Program in Jewish Studies at Wake Forest University.