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ADL Lecture Series to host Holocaust Scholar Dr. Deborah Lipstadt

On Monday, March 19th, the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) 2018 Lecture Series will welcome Professor Deborah Lipstadt, Dorot Professor of Modern Jewish History and Holocaust Studies at Emory University for “Denial – History on Trial: My Day In Court With David Irving.”

The ADL Courage to Care Award will also be presented posthumously to Gilbert and Eleanor Kraus, a Jewish-American couple from Philadelphia, who rescued 50 Jewish children from Austria in 1939.

Professor Deborah E. Lipstadt is a renown Holocaust historian and member of the International Association of Genocide Scholars. In her acclaimed 1993 book Denying the Holocaust, the first full-length study of those who attempt to deny the Holocaust, Deborah Lipstadt called David Irving, a prolific writer of books on World War II, “one of the most dangerous spokespersons for Holocaust denial.” The following year, after Lipstadt’s book was published in the United Kingdom, Irving filed a libel suit against Lipstadt and her publisher. She prepared her defense with the help of a first-rate team of solicitors, historians, and experts, and a dramatic trial unfolded.

In 2017, the Jewish and Armenian communities of South Florida held the first ever Joint Holocaust & Armenian Genocide Commemoration in Florida at Congregation B’nai Israel in Boca Raton. The commemoration featured a screening of the movie “DENIAL: Holocaust History on Trial,” based on the true story of Lipstadt’s legal battle.

Read Dr. Deborah Lipstadt’s full biography here: https://www.ushmm.org/confront-genocide/speakers-and-events/biography/deborah-e-lipstadt.

Event Details:

Monday, March 19, 2018

7:30pm – 9:30pm

Boca West Country Club
20583 Boca West Dr.
Boca Raton, Florida 33434

This event is free and open to the public. To rsvp, call Tanya Miller at 561-988-2935 or email tmiller@adl.org.

Facebook RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/159009364893668/

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