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MTSU Hosts Internationally Acclaimed Holocaust Expert at Adams Place

One of the world’s foremost experts on the Holocaust will provide a unique community service while in Murfreesboro visiting MTSU.

Dr. Gerhard Weinberg, professor emeritus at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, will speak on “Roosevelt, Truman and the Holocaust” at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15, at Adams Place, 1927 Memorial Blvd., in Murfreesboro.

Weinberg, who escaped from Nazi Germany at age 10, will be in town to attend MTSU’s 25th Biennial International Holocaust Studies Conference, which is scheduled for Oct. 15-18 on campus.

His two-volume work, “The Foreign Policy of Hitler’s Germany, 1933-1939,” and his magnum opus, “A World at Arms: A Global History of World War II,” have won numerous prizes for historical scholarship.

In a review of “A World at Arms,” historian Mark Stollar described Weinberg as “the dean of both modern German historians and World War II scholars. There is no one who knows more about World War II than Gerhard Weinberg. His knowledge is truly encyclopedic.”

In May 2008, the German Historical Institute in Washington, D.C., paid Weinberg the extraordinary compliment of hosting an international academic conference in his honor.

Weinberg was awarded the Pritzker Prize for lifetime achievement in military history in 2009.

He has been a distinguished guest professor at the United States Air Force Academy, a Fulbright professor at the University of Bonn, a fellow of the American Council of Learned Societies and a Shapiro Senior Scholar at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum.

Weinberg’s Adams Place address is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Dr. Nancy Rupprecht at 615-898-2645 or nancy.rupprecht@mtsu.edu or Dr. Elyce Helford at 615-898-5961 or elyce.helford@mtsu.edu, or visit the Holocaust Studies Conference website at http://www.mtsu.edu/holocaust_studies/conference.php.