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TSU Lecture Series Presents The Allies and the Holocaust Oct. 17

10 April 2013, Headshot of Joseph White, Research Assistant
Dr. Joseph White

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (TSU News Service) – Tennessee State University and the Samuel Shannon Distinguished Lecture Series presents, “The Allies and the Holocaust,” Thursday, Oct. 17 at 2:40 p.m. in room 163 in the Research and Sponsored Programs building. The lecture is free and open to the public.

During the lecture, Dr. Joseph White, research assistant with the Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies, will share his expertise on the Holocaust, and discuss what the Allies knew and when they knew it, and will outline what intelligence on the Holocaust was available to the Western Allies and when. In the process, White distinguishes between information and knowledge on how the Allies reacted to the intelligence.

White is a contributor to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Encyclopedia of Camps and Ghettos, and edits Volume 3, The Camps and Ghettos of European Regimes aligned with Nazi Germany. He has published numerous articles on Nazi camps in Holocaust and Genocide Studies; Journal of Jewish Identities; PRISM: An Interdisciplinary Journal for Holocaust Educators; and Evoking Genocide: Researchers and Activists Describe the Works of Art and Media that Changed Their Lives.

He holds a Ph.D. in Modern European history from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and a B.A. and M.A. in history from Georgia State University.

The Samuel Shannon Lecture Series is named in honor of Dr. Samuel H. Shannon who served on the TSU history faculty for more than 30 years. Shannon was an accomplished scholar and contributed to the intellectual life of the University by regularly inviting distinguished colleagues to campus to provide guest lectures for students and faculty. Under his leadership, the department’s lecture series evolved from a voluntary effort to a funded program of the University.

The goal of the series is to bring to the University scholars who exemplify excellence in teaching and scholarship in the fields of history, geography and political science.

For more information, contact Dr. Gashawbeza W. Bekele, assistant professor of Geography, at 615.963.5499.



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