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FAU Presents Klaus L. Berghahn to Discuss ‘The Holocaust and German Identity’

              BOCA RATON, FL (March 26, 2008) - Florida Atlantic University’s Office of International Programs will present “The Holocaust and German Identity,” a lecture by Dr. Klaus L. Berghahn, on Thursday, April 10 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in the Majestic Palm Room of FAU’s Student Union, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton.

            Berghahn, a Weinstein-Bascom Professor of German and Jewish Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, will discuss German Holocaust literature and share a personal memoir to explore the sensitive topic of the Jewish tragedy and German guilt. Based on his own experiences, Berghahn will note how the writings of such authors as Anne Frank, Paul Celan, Rolf Hochhuth, Peter Weiss and Hannah Arendt helped Germans of his generation to initially confront the Holocaust. Berghahn also will assist the audience with understanding the complexities of the Holocaust and German identity.

            The Center for Holocaust and Human Rights Education, the Center for the Study of Values and Violence after Auschwitz, the FAU German Club and the Boca Raton Warburg Chapter of the American Council on Germany are sponsors of the lecture.

            For more information, contact Catherine Meschievitz at 561-297-1039 or

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