Stanley Burton Centre hosts significant figure in Holocaust research

Posted by pt91 at Jun 09, 2015 05:10 PM |
Paul Shapiro meets with staff and students

On May 18, Paul Shapiro, the Director of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies (Washington DC) visited the University's Stanley Burton Centre for Holocaust and Genocide Studies to familiarise himself with situation of Holocaust research and education in the East Midlands, and to talk to staff and students.

Paul Shapiro, who is one of the most important global players in the field of Holocaust research and who is - amongst other honors - bearer of the German Cross of the Order of Merit for his contributions to the study of the Holocaust, gave account of how the US Holocaust Memorial Museum came into existence in the 1980s, and gave numerous examples of why the Holocaust matters still today, and what the challenges to future Holocaust studies are. Paul Shapiro was introduced by the Centre's director, Alexander Korb. The presentation was followed by a very lively discussion.

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