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7th Annual Weiner Holocaust Memorial Lecture

Stetson University will present the seventh annual Bernard Weiner Holocaust Memorial Lecture on Thursday, April 10, 7:30 p.m., in Rinker Auditorium inside the Lynn Business Center, 3435 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand.

“Hollywood, Hitler, and the Jews” is the name of the lecture by guest lecturer Dr. Thomas Doherty, professor and chair of American Studies at Brandeis University. The lecture is free of charge and open to public. Following the talk, there will be a question and answer session and refreshments will be served.

Building on the groundbreaking research for his acclaimed book, Hollywood and Hitler, 1933-1939 (Columbia University Press, 2013), Doherty will speak about the troubling relationship between the major American film studios and Hitler’s Germany, as well as Hollywood’s varied responses to the rise of Nazi totalitarianism and anti-Semitism. Doherty will also discuss those Hollywood films that attempted to warn the world about what was happening in Germany and encourage Western democracies to stand up against Hitler.

The Weiner Lecture’s goal is to rethink the meaning and implications of the Holocaust in today’s world. The Lecture has brought major scholars in the field of Holocaust Studies to Stetson, including Christopher Browning and Atina Grossman.

The Bernard Weiner Lecture Series at Stetson University was established by Dr. Sy Weiner of DeLand to honor the life and work of his brother, the late Bernard Weiner. Bernard Weiner was a leader in the development of Holocaust curricula for New York state schools and was one of the founders of the Rockland Center for Holocaust Studies, now the Holocaust Museum and Study Center, Spring Valley, N.Y.

For questions, please contact Dr. Robert Watson at rwatson@stetson.edu or (386) 822-7282.