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Noted Scholar to Speak at Sandhills

The community is invited to hear UNC Professor Emeritus Gerhard Weinberg speak about the anti-Jewish violence in November of 1938, Kristallnacht, and the context of the event in German policy toward Jews and toward war. This free event will be on Wednesday, November 8 from 11 am until 12:15 pm in Clement Dining Room in the Dempsey Student Center at Sandhills Community College.
Entitled “The Pogrom of November 9-10, 1938, and Its Context in German Policy Toward Jews and Toward War,” Weinberg will address how the Nazi regime in Germany arranged for the arrest of some thirty thousand Jews, the destruction of Jewish houses of worship, and the looting and destruction of much Jewish property. He will place the dramatic events of those days in their context of Hitler’s moves toward the Holocaust and his insistence on starting the war in 1939.
Weinberg was banned from school in Hannover but went on to become a noted scholar. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Social Studies from the State University of New York at Albany and a Master of Arts and PhD in History from the University of Chicago. He is now a retired professor of history at UNC and a world-renowned WWII expert.
Weinberg recounted some of his childhood memories and experiences in a two-hour long oral history interview for the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.
Please make your reservation by emailing Glenda Pope at
The Vivian and Ralph Jacobson Sandhills Community College Fund for Holocaust and World War II Studies
This special event is sponsored by The Vivian and Ralph Jacobson Sandhills Community College Fund for Holocaust and World War II Studies. The Jacobsons established the fund to promote study of WWII and the Holocaust at the college and throughout the community. The Humanities Holocaust class (HUM 170) has greatly benefitted from the Fund. It sponsored a class trip to the Holocaust Museum in Richmond, VA, as well as numerous lectures at the college.

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