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Second speaker in series by Salem State’s Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies

Posted by Terri Ogan  March 7, 2013 03:21 PM

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Salem State University continues its spring speaker series on issues regarding genocide across the globe with a talk by Krista Hegburg, a program officer in the Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

Hegburg will speak at 7 p.m. on March 20 in the Martin Luther King room at the Ellison Campus Center, located on Lafayette Street.

A PhD candidate in anthropology at Columbia University, Hegburg will discuss the victimization of the Roma or gypsies during the Holocaust.

The first talk in the series by Tufts University Professor Bridget Conley-Zilkic, took place on February 19. As the research director for the World Peace Foundation, Conley-Zilkic spoke on the subject of how mass atrocities end. Conley-Zilkic previously worked as research director for the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Committee on Conscience.

The spring series will wrap up on Wednesday April 24, with a presentation by Robert McAndrews, a Salem State University professor of social work. McAndrews, who will address crimes against humanity and the struggle for justice in El Salvador and Guatemala, is president of the Holocaust Center, Boston North Inc.

“We are fortunate to have engaged a trio of well-known scholars in their respective fields,” said Professor Christopher Mauriello, chair of the university’s history department and an organizer of the series,

“Scholars whom we hope will bring insight to their audiences about the genesis of crimes against humanity wherever they may occur.”

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