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On Thursday, November 2, Yehuda Bauer, noted Jewish author and scholar, will present the 2000 Lipman Lecture on the Holocaust. The 7 p.m. talk will be held in the Page Commons Room, Cotter Union, and is open to the public free of charge.
In 1998 Bauer, who resides in Jerusalem, received the State of Israel’s highest accolade, the Israel Prize, for his research on Jewish history. He is currently director of the International Institute for Holocaust Research at Yad Vashem and Emeritus Professor of Holocaust Studies at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Bauer is the founding chairman of the Vidal Sassoon International Center for the Study of Antisemitism at Hebrew University. Some of Bauer’s books include Jews for Sale? Nazi Jewish Negotiations, 1939-1945 (1994), Out of the Ashes (1989), A History of the Holocaust (1982) and American Jewry and the Holocaust (1981). His forthcoming book is Rethinking the Holocaust.
Bauer was born in Czechoslovakia in 1926 and immigrated to Palestine in 1939. He served in the Palmach forces and entered Hebrew University in 1945. From 1946 to 1948 he studied at Cardiff College in Wales, and returned home to fight in the Israeli War of Independence. He later returned to Cardiff and completed his master’s degree in 1950. Bauer also received a Ph.D. from Hebrew University in 1960.
The Lipman Lecture, presented once each year, was endowed by Bernard Lipman ’31 and is devoted to the advancement of Jewish studies at Colby.