November 19, 2013 – Author Richard Breitman will come to Dutchess Community College's James and Betty Hall Theatre on Dec. 5 at 7 p.m. to deliver a lecture about his newest book, “FDR and the Jews,” which focuses on FDR’s refusal to accept Jewish refugees from Europe during World War II. The lecture is free and open to the public, made possible through the Greenspan Trust-Handel Foundation Endowed Chair in Holocaust and Genocide Studies and supported by the Gillespie Forum.
Breitman, a professor at American University, has authored or co-authored 10 books and many articles on German history, U.S. history and the Holocaust, including “The Architect of Genocide: Himmler and the Final Solution.” He served as director of historical research for the Nazi War Criminal Records and Imperial Japanese Records Interagency Working Group, which helped to declassify more than eight million pages of U.S. government records under a 1998 law.
Breitman was invited to campus by Associate Professor Dana Weidman, chair of the Communications and Media Arts program and recipient of the Greenspan Trust-Handel Foundation Endowed Chair in Holocaust and Genocide Studies
For more information, call (845) 431-8400.