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Keene State College's 11th Annual Holocaust Memorial Lecture: Holocaust Denial In The Courtroom

Professor Christopher Browning
Professor Christopher Browning

KEENE, N.H. 9/12/08 -Professor Christopher Browning will present Keene State College Cohen Center’s 11th Annual Holocaust Memorial Lecture, “Holocaust Denial in the Courtroom: The Historian as Expert Witness,” on Monday, September 22, at 7:30 p.m. in the Mabel Brown Room of the Student Center.

Professor Browning is the Frank Porter Graham Professor of History at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is known for his book Ordinary Men: Reserve Police Battalion 101 and the Final Solution in Poland, and for his role as an expert witness in the libel defense of Prof. Deborah Lipstadt, author of Denying the Holocaust, who was sued by Holocaust denier David Irving in the late 1990s.

Other scholarship by Browning includes The Final Solution and the German Foreign Office (1978), Fateful Months: Essays on the Emergence of the Final Solution (1985), The Path to Genocide (1992), and Final Solution: The Evolution of Nazi Jewish Policy, September 1939-March 1942 (2004).

In 1999 Professor Browning gave the George Macaulay Trevelyan Lectures at Cambridge University, since published under the title Nazi Policy, Jewish Workers, German Killers (2000). In 2001 he delivered the first George Mosse Lecture at the University of Wisconsin, later published as Collected Memories: Holocaust History and Postwar Testimony(2003). He is working on a case study of the slave labor camps in Starachowice in central Poland, using the testimony of nearly 265 survivors.

The Cohen Center for Holocaust Studies, recognized as a “center of excellence” by the Jewish Foundation for the Righteous, boasts a strong collection of print and media resources, holds a biennial residential summer institute for educators, and supports a minor in Holocaust Studies at Keene State College. One of the nation’s oldest Holocaust resource centers, it is a nonsectarian organization dedicated to teaching the lessons of the Holocaust. It fulfills founder Dr. Charles Hildebrandt’s charge, “to remember … and to teach,” through annual community programming and educational outreach activities. For a schedule of workshops, in-service training, classroom presentations, and individual curriculum consultations, visit

The Holocaust Memorial Lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, call the Cohen Center for Holocaust Studies at 603-358-2490.

Courtesy photo; Professor Christopher Browning

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