|What:||Public lecture by Professor Omer Bartov, "Testimonies as Historical Evidence: Reconstructing the Holocaust from Below"|
|When:||March 25, 2010
6:00 PM–8:00 PM
|Where:||USC School of Cinematic Arts
George Lucas Instructional Building, SCA 108
900 West 34th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90089
1 (213) 740-6001
Omer Bartov, the John P. Birkelund Distinguished Professor of European History and Professor of History and Professor of German Studies at Brown University, will lecture on March 25 about the need to make use of testimonies as crucial documents in the reconstruction of the Holocaust as a historical event. Professor Bartov's lecture will serve as the keynote address for the USC Shoah Foundation Institute's first International Digital Access, Outreach, and Research Conference.
Born in Israel and educated at Tel Aviv University and St. Antony’s College, Oxford, Omer Bartov began his scholarly work researching the Nazi indoctrination of the German Wehrmacht under the Third Reich and the crimes it committed during the war in the Soviet Union. His most recent book, Erased: Vanishing Traces of Jewish Galicia in Present-Day Ukraine, indicates the new direction of his research on interethnic relations in the borderlands of Eastern Europe. The framework for this research was created in the multi-year collaborative project led by Bartov at the Watson Institute for International Studies, titled “Borderlands: Ethnicity, Identity, and Violence in the Shatter-Zone of Empires since 1848.” Selected papers from the project will be published in a forthcoming volume. Bartov is currently writing his new book, Blood Brothers: Buczacz, Biography of a Town.
Reception at 5:00 PM
Lecture begins at 5:30 PM