Efraim Zuroff, Ph.D., director of the Simon Wiesenthal Center in Jerusalem, is coming to Pellissippi State Community College on Nov. 1, and the public is invited.
Zuroff, a renowned Nazi hunter, historian and author, will discuss his work bringing Nazi and fascist war criminals to trial in this presentation sponsored by the Tennessee Holocaust Commission. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. for the 7 p.m. presentation in the Clayton Performing Arts Center, 10915 Hardin Valley Road.
“Dr. Efraim Zuroff is a friend of many of us at the Tennessee Holocaust Commission, and we are honored to bring him on a statewide tour of our three major cities: Knoxville, Nashville and Memphis,” said Alison Vick, historian for the Tennessee Holocaust Commission, who also teaches history at Pellissippi State. “We want students, faculty and the community members across Tennessee to have the opportunity to hear about and learn from his extraordinary career.”
Zuroff is the coordinator of Nazi war crimes research at the Simon Wiesenthal Center in Jerusalem and authors the annual “Status Report” that includes a list of most wanted Nazi war criminals. He is best known internationally for his apprehension of World War II-era, fascist war criminal Dinko Šakić, the former commandant of Jasenovac Concentration Camp.
“Dr. Zuroff actively combats global antisemitism, fascism and Holocaust distortion,” Vick said. “He is committed to upholding the rights and protections of marginalized people across the world. It is our hope that his talk will instill in our audience the importance of making individually responsible choices to protect and uphold the rights of all people.”
His presentation is free and open to the public, but tickets are required, as space is limited. To reserve a ticket, visit this link.
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