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Greensboro College Presents Ninth Annual Schleunes Lecture April 18

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Karen Auerbach

GREENSBORO, N.C. —  Greensboro College presents the Ninth Annual Schleunes Lecture, 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 18, in the Hannah Brown Finch Memorial Chapel on campus.

The event is free and open to the public.

The speaker will be Karen Auerbach, assistant professor in the Department of History and Stuart E. Eizenstat fellow in the Carolina Center for Jewish Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Auerbach will speak on, “A Window on Warsaw: Integration and Its Obstacles in Poland after the Holocaust.” A reception and book signing will follow in Lea Center in Main Building, adjacent to the chapel.

Auerbach researches Polish Jewish history in the 19th and 20th centuries. Her first book, “The House at Ujazdowskie 16: Jewish Families in Warsaw after the Holocaust” (Indiana University Press, 2013), is a history of Jewish families who were neighbors in an apartment building in Warsaw after the Holocaust.

Auerbach is writing a book about Jewish publishers of Polish literature in Warsaw in the 19th and early 20th centuries.

Previously she taught at Virginia Tech, Monash University in Australia, and Brown University. She also held postdoctoral fellowships at the University of Southampton in England, the University of Michigan, and Yad Vashem, the World Holocaust Remembrance Center in Israel.

The Schleunes Lecture is presented annually through the generosity of Richard and Jane Levy of Greensboro in honor of the eminent Holocaust scholar Dr. Karl Schleunes, now retired from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and an adjunct faculty member at Greensboro College.

The series is dedicated to providing opportunities for area residents and students to hear nationally and internationally recognized experts present their research on the Holocaust and on issues related to genocides.

For more information on the Schleunes Lectures, contact Dr. Mike Sistrom at sistromm@greensboro.edu.

Greensboro College provides a liberal arts education grounded in the traditions of the United Methodist Church and fosters the intellectual, social, and, spiritual development of all students while supporting their individual needs.

Founded in 1838 and located in downtown Greensboro, the college enrolls about 1,000 students from 29 states and territories, the District of Columbia, and seven foreign countries in its undergraduate liberal-arts program and four master’s degree programs. In addition to rigorous academics and a well-supported Honors program, the school features an 17-sport NCAA Division III athletic program and dozens of service and recreational opportunities.

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