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Traveling Holocaust exhibit on display at UNG
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‘Fighting the Fires of Hate: America and the Nazi Book Burnings’

When: Jan. 17 through March 15

Where: University of North Georgia, Dahlonega campus, Library Technology Center

How much: Free

More info: bmorris@northgeorgia.edu, 706-864-1521

The University of North Georgia will play host to the traveling exhibition “Fighting the Fires of Hate: America and the Nazi Book Burnings” produced by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

The exhibition runs from Jan. 17 to March 15 at the Library Technology Center on the university’s Dahlonega campus. The exhibit and accompanying lecture series are free.

The exhibition opening is set for 1 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22, in the Library Technology Center. Internationally known scholar Dr. Deborah Lipstadt, the Dorot professor of modern Jewish history and Holocaust studies at Emory University, will present the keynote address at 6 p.m. in the Hoag Student Center auditorium on the Dahlonega campus. A reception and book signing will be held beforehand from 4:30 to 5:15 p.m. in the great room, located in the student center.

Schools and other groups are invited to schedule a Friday tour of the exhibition. Tour reservations must be requested at least seven days in advance. To schedule a tour, contact Bonnie Morris at bmorris@northgeorgia.edu, 706-864-1521.

Other events scheduled throughout the exhibition include:

• Sally Levine, the specialist for teacher and curriculum development at the William Breman Jewish Heritage and Holocaust Museum in Atlanta, will speak on “Teaching about the Holocaust: A Workshop for Educators” at 7 p.m. Jan. 28 in the Special Collections Room of the Library Technology Center. She also is a museum teacher fellow and regional educator for the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington.

• Dr. Laurence Sherr, Kennesaw State University’s composer-in-residence and scholar of music and the Holocaust, will present “Banned Music in the Nazi Era,” a concert and lecture, at 7 p.m. Feb. 8 in the Gloria Shott Auditorium. This event is made possible through the support of the North Georgia’s Department of Performing Arts.

• Dr. Sabine Smith from German studies at Kennesaw State, will explore the issue of “Degenerative Art, Architecture, Film” at 6 p.m. Feb. 25 in the Library Technology Center’s Special Collections Room.

• Dr. Catherine Lewis, director of the Museum of History and Holocaust Education at Kennesaw State and professor of history, will present the closing lecture “Looking Back, Looking Ahead,” at 6 p.m. March 13 in the Library Technology Center’s Special Collections Room.

The exhibition and lecture series is supported by a gift from The Friends of North Georgia and is a collaboration by faculty from UNG and Kennesaw State University and the KSU Museum of History and Holocaust Education.

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