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Approaching the Kingdom of Night: Liberation and the Holocaust

Kelly Commons 5A

When the Allied Forces advanced on Germany at the end of the Second World War, few were prepared to cope with the shock and horror they encountered during the liberation of Nazi concentration camps. This lecture examines firsthand accounts of Allied military personnel who responded to the liberation and the profound effects it had on them.

Dr. Mark Celinscak is the Louis and Frances Blumkin Professor of Holocaust and Genocide Studies and the Executive Director of the Sam and Frances Fried Holocaust and Genocide Academy at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. He is a historian of twentieth century Britain and Europe, specializing in war, Holocaust, and genocide studies. He is the author of Distance from the Belsen Heap: Allied Forces and the Liberation of a Nazi Concentration Camp, winner of a Vine Award for Non-Fiction, andKingdom of Night: Witnesses to the Holocaust, winner of a Canadian Jewish Literary Award for Holocaust literature. Dr. Celinscak currently serves as co-chair of the Consortium of Higher Education Centers for Holocaust, Genocide, and Human Rights Studies.

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