Holocaust expert to speak at UNI

February 27, 2005

Sara Kimble, assistant professor of history, (319) 273-3229
Vicki Grimes, University Marketing & Public Relations, (319) 273-6728

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Eric Ehrenreich will present a lecture on ''Neutral' Anti-Semitism: Scientific Racial Propaganda and the Holocaust' at 7 p.m., Monday, March 7, in Seerley Hall, Room 115, on the University of Northern Iowa campus.

As a lecturer at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Ehrenreich has taught courses on the 'History of European Racism,' 'Modern Jewish History' and 'Europe Between the Wars.'

Ehrenreich holds a doctorate in history from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His dissertation, which he is currently expanding, is titled 'Genealogy and Genocide: The Nazi 'Proof of Ancestry' and its Origins.' The dissertation is a study of Nazi racial laws and the lack of scientific basis for them. He is particularly interested in the history of institutions involved in implementing Nazi racial policies, the social history relating to the implementation of such policies and the cultural history of ideas used to rationalize the policies.

He was awarded the George L. Mosse Teaching Fellowship in European History, the George L. Mosse Wisconsin Distinguished Graduate Fellowship and a Fulbright Fellowship. He has also participated in the Berlin Program for Advanced German and European Studies (SSRC).

This lecture is free and open to the public, and is co-sponsored by the UNI Department of History and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.