The University of Texas at El Paso’s Inter-American Jewish Studies Program and the El Paso Holocaust Museum and Study Center present “Confronting Holocaust Denial.”
The presentation starts at 5 p.m. Thursday, February 15, 2018, in UTEP’s Undergraduate Learning Center, Room 106. These free events are open to the public. Free parking will be available in the Sun Bowl Parking Garage (SBG) beginning at 4 p.m.
The main event is a one-hour presentation at 7 p.m. by internationally known author and historian Deborah Lipstadt, Ph.D., Dorot Professor of Modern Jewish History and Holocaust Studies at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. She waged a successful legal battle against a Holocaust denier in 2010.
That story is the basis of the 2016 film “Denial,” which stars Rachel Weisz. That movie will be screened at 5 p.m. in the same auditorium.
Lipstadt’s talk will focus on the dangers of denying the murders of millions of Jews in the Holocaust and the need to continue to battle the denier movement around the world. She has authored two books about the subject, “Denying the Holocaust” and “History on Trial: My Day in Court with a Holocaust Denier.”
This presentation’s other sponsors are the Jewish Community Foundation of El Paso, the Jewish Federation of Greater El Paso, the Aaron Wechter Memorial Scholarship, the Shiloff Family Foundation, Felicia Rubin, and Gerald and Stanlee Rubin.