Honors Lecturer Leads 'From the Holocaust to Today'

ALBION, Mich. —Deborah Lipstadt, of David Irving holocaust-denier fame, will be the Prentiss M. Brown distinguished lecturer on Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2008. She will talk about her role in the Irving trial, and the upsurge in respectability accorded to Holocaust denial. The lecture will be held in the College's Science Complex Towsley Hall at 7:30 pm.

Lipstadt is the director for the Rabbi Donald A. Tam Institute for Jewish Studies and Dorot Professor of Modern Jewish and Holocaust Studies at Emory University. She deals with Islamic holocaust denial, contemporary anti-Semitism, British academic boycott of Israel, campus issues, Danish cartoons, and the Turkish genocide in her work. She is the author of Denying the Holocaust, and was sued by David Irving for supposed libelous statements in the book. She won the case when it was proved that her statements about Irving in the book were true. She was consultant to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and in 1994, former President Bill Clinton appointed her to the United States Holocaust Memorial Council.

This event is co-sponsored by Albion College's Ford Institute and Shurmur Education Institute, and the academic departments Ethnic Studies, Biology, History, English, Education, Economics & Management, Religious Studies and Anthropology and Sociology Departments. It is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Albion College Honors Institute at 517/629-0614 or .