Thirteen years ago, researchers in the Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. decided to create an encyclopedia of Nazi camps and ghettos. They assumed the finished work would be massive, featuring a staggering 5,000 to 7,000 camps and ghettos, which turned out to be an underestimate of 35,000. Their ultimate count of more than 42,000 camps is reshaping public understanding of the scope of the Holocaust itself. Meet Encyclopedia editor Geoffrey Megargee for a discussion on the creation of this vast reference and learn about what this work means for survivors and their families.
Book signing and reception to follow the presentation.
|Lecture # F1R6|
|Register early! There is a $5 charge for registering on the day of a one-time lecture or event. |
| ||Place:||Lifelong Learning Complex, Jupiter Campus|
| ||Dates:||Thursday — Dec. 12, 2013|
| ||Time:||7:00 p.m. — 8:30 p.m.|
| ||Fee:||$20 / member; $30 / non-member|