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Dr. Geoff Megargee to Speak at Fisher, Nazareth, and U of R


Dr. Geoff Megargee, Applied Research Scholar at the Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., will visit Rochester on Tuesday, October 27 and Wednesday, October 28 to speak at Rochester-area colleges. Two of the lectures will take place at St. John Fisher College.

Dr. Megargee's speaking schedule is as follows:

Tuesday, October 27

"The Holocaust in the Context of World War II"
11:00 a.m. - 12:20 p.m.
Midlevel of the Golisano Academic Gateway
St. John Fisher College

"The Holocaust in the Context of World War II"
5:00 - 6:30 p.m.
Hawkins-Carlson Room, Rush Rhees Library
University of Rochester

Wednesday, October 28

"Selective Realities, Selective Memories: A Psychohistorial Analysis of the German Generals' Postwar Recollections"
3:30 - 5:00 p.m.
Arts Center A-14
Nazareth College

"The Nazi System of Camps and Ghettos, 1933-1945"
6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Midlevel of the Golisano Academic Gateway
St. John Fisher College

Among other honors, Dr. Megargee is the recipient of a Fulbright grant for research in Germany, upon which he based his book Inside Hitler's High Command. He is also author of War of Annihilation: Combat and Genocide on the Eastern Front, 1941. At the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, Dr. Megargee is Editor-in-Chief for the Museum's high-volume Encyclopedia of Camps and Ghettos, 1933-1945, the first volume of which was released in June 2009. He is also Presidential Counselor for the National World War II Museum in New Orleans.

Dr. Megargee's lectures are sponsored by the Office of the Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences, the History Department, and the Honors Program at St. John Fisher College, and the Campus Outreach Lecture Program of the U.S. Holocaust Museum's Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies, supported by the generosity of Jack and Goldie Wolfe Miller.

For more information, please contact Dr. Oliver Griffin, Assistant Professor of History, at (585) 385-7396 or

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