Lecture: Omer Bartov on the Anatomy of a Genocide in One Galician Town

Wednesday, February 20, 2019
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM (ET)
Carol and Park B. Smith Hall Rehm Lib
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Danielle Kane
McFarland Ctr. for Religion, Ethics and Culture

In his talk, "The Holocaust on the Local Level: Coexistence and Genocide in one Galician Town," Omer Bartov looks to the Eastern European border town of Buczacz — today part of Ukraine — to explain how ethnic cleansing doesn’t occur as is so often portrayed in popular history, with the quick ascent of a vitriolic political leader and the unleashing of military might. It begins in seeming peace, slowly and often unnoticed, the culmination of pent-up slights and grudges and indignities. Bartov, the John P. Birkelund Distinguished Professor of European History at Brown University, is author of  “Anatomy of a Genocide: The Life and Death of a Town Called Buczacz” (Simon & Schuster, 2018).
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Categories: McFarland Center for Religion, Ethics and Culture

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