Anatomy of a Genocide: The Life and Death of a Town Called Buczacz: Coexistence and Violence in an Eastern European Town

Tuesday, October 23, 2018, 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm
Photo of Omer Bartov seated with hands folded
Omer Bartov discusses his new book Anatomy of a Genocide: The Life and Death of a Town Called Buczacz (Simon and Schuster). The book is a fascinating and cautionary examination of how genocide can take root at the local level -- turning neighbors, friends, and even family members against one another -- as seen through the Eastern European border town of Buczacz during World War II. This lecture is part of the Department of Jewish Studies 2018 – 19 lecture series, Holocaust Across the Disciplines. Funded in part by the Morris Weiss Award in Holocaust Education. Reception to follow. Free.
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Humanities Building, Room 587
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Department of Jewish Studies
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Department of Jewish Studies
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415-338-6075
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Bartov is the John P. Birkelund Distinguished Professor of European History at Brown University. He is the author of several well-respected scholarly works on the Holocaust and genocide, including Germany’s War and the Holocaust: Disputed Histories and Erased: Vanishing Traces of Jewish Galicia in Present-Day Ukraine. He has written for The New Republic, The Wall Street Journal, The Nation and The New York Times Book Review.

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  • Holocaust Center of San Francisco, a division of Jewish Family and Children’s Services
  • History Department

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