Holocaust history scholar to discuss German slave labor camp

Author of groundbreaking book ‘Ordinary Men’ to present public lecture Oct. 26
October 18, 2016

Christopher Browning
Christopher Browning 

Clark University will present “Holocaust History and Survivor Testimony,” a lecture by professor and author Christopher Browning, beginning at 7:30 p.m. Wed., Oct. 26, in Tilton Hall in the Higgins University Center, 950 Main Street.

This free, public lecture also will commemorate the 25th anniversary of the publication of Browning’s landmark book, “Ordinary Men: Reserve Police Battalion 101 and the Final Solution in Poland,” which the New York Times called “finely focused and stunningly powerful.”

Browning is the Frank Porter Graham Professor Emeritus at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Using findings from his more recent book, “Remembering Survival: Inside a Nazi Slave Labor Camp,” which analyzes the testimonies of the almost 300 camp survivors, Browning will discuss the methodological challenges of using oral testimony to document Nazi crimes.

This lecture is made possible through the generous support of Clark University alumni Judi and Lawrence Bohn, and is co-sponsored by the W. Arthur Garrity Sr. Professorship in Human Nature, Ethics, and Society at the College of the Holy Cross, the Philosophy Department at Worcester State University, and the Departments of History and Political Science at Clark University.