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Holocaust Lecture Nov. 6 Looks to Darfur and Iraq for Lessons

By Lori Wright, Media Relations
October 22, 2008

What the conflicts in Darfur and Iraq tell us about the Holocaust is the focus of the fourth annual Hans Heilbronner Lecture Thursday, Nov. 6.

Presented by the College of Liberal Arts and the department of history, the lecture begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Strafford Room of MUB. The lecture, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by the Endowed Fund for Holocaust Education.

John Hagan, the John D. MacArthur Professor of Sociology and Law at Northwestern University, will examine the conflicts in Darfur and Iraq and what they tell us about the Holocaust. Hagan is co-author of the forthcoming book, “Darfur and the Crime of Genocide” (Cambridge University Press, 2008). His recent work has focused on the international tribunal where Slobodan Milosevic was tried. His book, “Justice in the Balkans,” is a social history of the tribunal.

The Hans Heilbronner Lecture is named in honor of Hans Heilbronner, a retired professor of Russian history who taught at UNH for more than 30 years. He was one of the first Jewish faculty members at the university, and his family escaped Nazi Germany after his veteran father was released from a concentration camp.

For more information call the department of history at 2-1764.

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