Schenectady, N.Y. (March 27, 1998) Historian and author Michael Marrus will give a talk titled “Vichy France and the Jews” on Wednesday, April 8, at 8 p.m. in Reamer Campus Center Auditorium at Union College.
Marrus, author of the book Vichy France and the Jews and dean of graduate studies and professor of history at the University of Toronto, will provide a look at how historians have considered the role of Vichy in the European-wide persecution and murder of Jews in World War II.
Marrus' lecture — part of Lessons for Humanity, a series of Holocaust remembrance events at Union College — is free and open to the public.
Professor Marrus, who earned his Ph.D. at Berkeley, is interested in European fascism and the Holocaust. He is the author of five books on these and related subjects. Others include The Unwanted: European Refugees in the Twentieth Century (1985) and The Holocaust in History (1987). He has been a Guggenheim Fellow, and a visiting fellow of St. Anthony's College, Oxford and the Institute for Advanced Studies of Hebrew University. He has recently published The Nuremberg War Crimes Trial 1945-46: A Documentary History.
Lessons for Humanity is presented by Union College and the Holocaust Survivors and Friends Education Center. Major support is provided by an anonymous donor from the Union College family.