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Film on Nazi camp to premier at Lesley University

Posted by Brock Parker  March 26, 2013 02:17 PM

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A documentary about the first Nazi concentration camp discovered by the Allies will premier at Lesley University following a lecture by Holocaust scholar Geoffrey Megargee.

The documentary, “16 Photographs at Ohrdruf,” was directed by Lesley University Professor Matthew Nash and will premiere at the university’s Marran Theater at 34 Mellen St. on Thursday, April 4, at 6 p.m.

The documentary is about Nash’s efforts to investigate and understand a stack of his grandfather’s photos. Through his research, he learned about the horrors of Ohrdruf, the first concentration camp discovered by the Allies, and the story of the soldiers who discovered the Holocaust.

Megargee, the senior applied research scholar at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies, will introduce the film and give a lecture entitled “The Universe of Nazi Camps and Ghettos, 1933-1945.”

The presentation and screening are part of Lesley’s ongoing “Campus Outreach Lecture Program,” and are free and open to the public.

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