Oct 23, 2013
 

Holocaust expert, encyclopedia writer to speak at USD

VERMILLION, S.D. -- Noted author and Holocaust expert, Geoffrey P. Megargee, Ph.D., will give a presentation at the University of South Dakota at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 5 at the Muenster University Center Ballroom. He will also give presentations at Dordt College in Sioux Center, Iowa. The lectures are free and open to the public.
 

Megargee's lecture, “The Universe of Nazi Camps and Ghettos,” at USD focuses on his work in charting the extent of the Nazi prison camp system and as the general editor on the Encyclopedia of Camps and Ghettos, 1933-1945 has earned national attention recently from news stations, including PBS’ “Newshour.”

Megargee is the Senior Applied Research scholar in the Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. He is the author of War of Annihilation: Combat and Genocide on the Eastern Front, 1941 and Inside Hitler’s High Command. He has also been a presidential counselor for the National World War II Museum in New Orleans. Megargee has a B.A. from St. Lawrence University. He received his M.A. in European history from San Jose State University and a Ph.D. in military history from The Ohio State University following stints as an army officer and in the business world.

The program is brought to northwest Iowa and southeast South Dakota by the University of South Dakota and Dordt College history departments and is co-sponsored by the Campus Outreach Lecture Program of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies, which is supported by the generosity of Dr. Alan Solomon, M.D.

 
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Founded in 1862, The University of South Dakota is designated as the only public liberal arts university in the state and is home to a comprehensive College of Arts and Sciences, School of Education, School of Health Sciences, the state's only School of Law, School of Medicine, the accredited Beacom School of Business and the College of Fine Arts. It has an enrollment of more than 10,200 students taught by more than 400 faculty members. More information is available at www.usd.edu/press/news.

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