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Press Release for Monday, October 22, 2007

Author Discusses 'Ordinary Germans and the Holocaust' at UNF

Contact: Joanna Norris, Assistant Director
Department of Media Relations and Events
(904) 620-2102

Daniel Goldhagen, the author of the No. 1 international bestseller “Hitler’s Willing Executioners: Ordinary Germans and the Holocaust,” will discuss his book at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 15, at the University Center Banquet Hall on the University of North Florida campus.

Goldhagen won Germany’s prestigious triennial Democracy Prize in 1997 for “Hitler’s Willing Executioners: Ordinary Germans and the Holocaust,” which was published in 15 languages and was named by Time as one of the two best non-fiction books of 1996. He is also the author of “A Moral Reckoning: The Role of the Catholic Church in the Holocaust and Its Unfulfilled Duty of Repair.”

Twice named to the Forward 50, he lectures frequently nationally and internationally on diverse subjects about the Holocaust, the Catholic church and Jews, Israel, anti-Semitism today and political Islam. He is a member of Harvard’s Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies and serves on the board of directors of Humanity in Action.

Goldhagen received his bachelor’s, master’s and his Ph.D. from Harvard University and was a professor in Harvard’s Government and Social Studies departments until he decided to devote himself full time to writing.

This lecture is part of the Distinguished Voices Inquiry and Insight Lecture Series. Tickets for this free lecture can be ordered online at Click on the Fall 2007 Lectures link.