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Dr. John McManus, Curators’ Distinguished Professor of history, will give a talk as part of the event series associated with the Americans and the Holocaust exhibit.
His talk, titled “Hell Before Their Very Eyes: The Experiences of American Soldiers who Liberated or Witnessed Concentration Camps, April 1945,” will begin at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12, on the second floor of the Curtis Laws Wilson Library.
McManus will discuss the realities of the liberation of Ohrdruf, Buchenwald and Dachau. The talk draws on the archival sources and firsthand accounts that provided the foundation for his 2015 book, Hell Before Their Very Eyes: American Soldiers Liberate Concentration Camps in Germany, April 1945.
For more information on the lecture or related events, parent and teacher resources and recommended reading and viewing, please visit the Americans and the Holocaust exhibit website.