A Conversation with Omer Bartov: The Voice of Your Brother’s Blood – A Galician Town in the Time of the Holocaust
Thursday, July 19th, 2012, 6pm
Room 1501 (15th floor, International Affairs Building), 420 West 118th Street, New York, NY
As a part of a public lecture series on The History and Future of Religious Violence and Apocalyptic Movements, The Hertog Global Strategy Initiative and the IRCPL present a lecture by Omer Bartov entitled The Voice of Your Brother’s Blood: A Galician Town in the Time of the Holocaust.
Omer Bartov is the John P. Birkelund Distinguished Professor of European History at Brown University and chair of the department of History. He was born and raised in Israel and received his BA degree from Tel Aviv University. He was awarded his D.Phil. from Oxford University in 1983, and taught at Tel Aviv University until 1989. Bartov is the recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the American Academy in Berlin, the Radcliffe Institute at Harvard, the Guggenheim Foundation, the Davis Center at Princeton, and others. He is also a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. His books include The Eastern Front, 1941-45 (1985), Hitler’s Army (1991), Murder in Our Midst (1996), Mirrors of Destruction (2000), Germany’s War and the Holocaust (2003), The “Jew” in Cinema (2005), and Erased: Vanishing Traces of Jewish Galicia in Present-Day Ukraine (2007). His books have been translated into many languages. Bartov has also written for such magazines as The New Republic, The Nation, The Times Literary Supplement, The New York Times Book Review, The Washington Post, and other European and Israeli journals. He is now completing a new book, The Voice of Your Brother’s Blood: Buczacz, Biography of a Town, to be published with Simon & Schuster in the next couple of years.
This event is free and open to the public. For more information and a full schedule of events, visit http://globalstrategy.columbia.edu.