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.
Humanities Building, Room 587
Department of Jewish Studies
Department of Jewish Studies
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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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