Penn State Harrisburg

Guest lecturer to discuss documentation of Holocaust sites Oct. 18

Dr. Martin Dean of the US Holocaust Memorial Museum

Dr. Martin Dean of the US Holocaust Memorial Museum

Penn State Harrisburg’s Center for Holocaust and Jewish Studies will kick off its 2012-2013 calendar of events with a lecture by Dr. Martin Dean titled “From War Crimes Investigation to the Encyclopedia of Camps and Ghettos: Documenting Holocaust Sites in Close Detail” at 12:00 noon on Oct. 18, 2012 in the college’s Capital Union Building Quiet Study.

Dean is an applied research scholar with the Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) in Washington D.C. He is the author of Collaboration in the Holocaust: Crimes of the Local Police in Belorussia and Ukraine, 1941-44 (2000) and Robbing the Jews: The Confiscation of Jewish Property in the Holocaust, 1933-1945 (2008), which won a 2009 National Jewish Book Award, and is the volume editor of The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Encyclopedia of Camps and Ghettos 1933-1945. Additionally, Dean’s expertise has been called upon for Nazi-related war crime cases in Australia, Great Britain, and Germany.

This presentation is funded by the USHMM’s Campus Lecture Outreach Program and is free and open to the public.