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Communication Associate: Public Relations | Lori Melton | | (218) 726-8830

March 28, 2000
Susan Beasy Latto, UMD Public Relations Director (218) 726-8830
Deborah Peterson-Perlman, UMD Office of Equal Opportunity Director (218) 726-6849

"America and the Survivors of the Holocaust"

UMD will present the 7th Annual Baeumler-Kaplan Holocaust Memorial Lecture Series entitled "America and the Survivors of the Holocaust" April 16 and 17.

The film The Long Way Home will be shown April 16 in the UMD Kirby Student Center Ballroom at 7 p.m. The following evening (April 17 at 7 p.m.) Dr. Leonard Dinnerstein will discuss the film and give a presentation on the United States' response to the plight of Holocaust survivors. Dr. Dinnerstein's presentation will be in the UMD Marshall Performing Arts Center. Both the events are free and open to the public.

The Long Way Home is an Academy Award winning documentary of the Holocaust and the plight of refugees who survived it. The film combines rare archival newsreel footage, period radio broadcasts, still photos, and personal recollections from Jewish refugees.

Dr. Leonard Dinnerstein is an internationally recognized expert on the subjects of Displaced Persons, Antisemitism, and Immigration Policies and Assimilation. Dr. Dinnerstein has taught in the Department of History at the University of Arizona since 1970. His book entitled America and Survivors of the Holocaust is also the title of his presentation.

Dinnerstein received his M.A. and Ph.D. from Columbia University. His book Antisemitism in America was chosen as one of the top five books of 1994 in history by the Los Angeles Times. The book was also awarded the National Jewish Book Award for Jewish History, and the Myers Center Award for the Study of Human Rights in America.

A credit option is being offered for attending both presentations. For more information on the credit option contact Pauline Nuhring, University College Duluth, at (218) 726-6361.

  • These events are made possible by a grant from the Minnesota Humanities Commission in cooperation with the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Minnesota State Legislature.
  • "Findings and conclusions of the presentations do not necessarily represent the views of the Minnesota Humanities Commissions or the National Endowment for the Humanities."

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