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Jewish Holocaust refugees topic of Bone Lecture


Contact:Rachel Hatch

image of Anita GrossmannHolocaust Remembrance Day is in late April. In honor of that day, Illinois State University will bring Atina Grossmann to present the Bone Lecture at 7 p.m., Thursday, April 10, at the Old Main Room of the Bone Student Center.

Grossmann, a modern European historian, will present Remapping Death and Survival: Flight, Displacement, and International Aid for Jewish Refugees during the Holocaust. The event is free and open to the public.

A professor at The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in New York City, Grossmann has held fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, German Marshall Fund, American Council of Learned Societies, Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton and the American Academy in Berlin. She has also held guest professorships at the Humboldt University Berlin and the Friedrich Schiller University in Jena.

Grossmann’s book Jews, Germans, and Allies: Close Encounters in Occupied Germany was awarded the Fraenkel Prize in Contemporary History from the Wiener Library in London; the George L. Mosse Prize of the American Historical Association, and selected as one of the best books of the year by the HSKult ListServ in German social and cultural history.

She is also the author of Sex: The German Movement for Birth Control and Abortion Reform, 1920-1950, and co-edited volumes on Crimes of War: Guilt and Denial in the Twentieth Century and After the Nazi Racial State: Difference and Democracy in Germany and Europe

The Robert G. Bone Distinguished Lecturer Series was established by the late Illinois State President Robert G. Bone (1956-1967). Shared by the departments of History, Politics and Government, and Sociology and Anthropology, it enables these departments to bring distinguished scholars to Illinois State to deliver a series of public lectures and to meet with faculty and students.

For additional information, contact the Department of History at (309) 438-5641.

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