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30 March 2006

Dr. Crowe of Elon University to Speak April 13

Dr. David M. Crowe, professor of history at Elon University and an authority on 20th century German history, will speak about Oskar Schindler—the  man who outwitted Hitler and the Nazis to save more Jews from the gas chambers than any other during World War II—at Jacksonville State University on Thursday evening, April 13, at 7:00 in the Lurleen B. Wallace College of Nursing auditorium (Room 200).

Dr. Crowe has been a Visiting Scholar at the Harriman Institute at Columbia University and has taught at Central European University in Budapest, Hungary. He is currently a Fellow at the Center for Slavic, Eurasian, and East European Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is President Emeritus of the Association for the Study of Nationalities at Columbia University and served as a member of the Education Committee of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. from 1990 to 2004. He is currently on the editorial boards of "Nationalities Papers" and "Ethno - Politics."

Dr. Crowe's most recent work is "Oskar Schindler: The Untold Account of His Life, Wartime Activities, and the True Story Behind The List (2004)," was a selection of the History Book Club. He is currently completing "The Holocaust: Roots, History, and Aftermath" (2007) and is also working on a biography of Adolph Eichmann.

His "History of the Gypsies of Eastern Europe and Russia (1994/1996)" was a selection of the History Book Club and has been translated into Japanese and Russian. Dr. Crowe was awarded the V. Stanley Vardys Presidents' Prize for Books on Baltic Studies by the Association for the Advancement of Baltic Studies for his "The Baltic States and the Great Powers: Foreign Relations, 1938-1940 (1993)."

Dr. Crowe has published three other books plus numerous book chapters, articles, and book reviews on the Roma, the Holocaust, Jewish history, and other aspects of Central and East European history.

Dr. Crowe has testified before the United States Congress' Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe and the New York City Council's Subcommittee on Immigration.  He has also appeared on CNN International, BBC radio, and numerous television and radio programs throughout the United States and Europe.  Dr. Crowe has served as an expert witness in a number of court cases involving the Roma and other minorities throughout the United States and Canada.

His works have been featured in articles in "The New York Times," the "Jerusalem Post," "The Evening Standard," "Jüdische Allgemeine," "Wprost, Focus," "The Washington Post," "Pravo," and other magazines and newspapers throughout Europe and North America. 

Dr. Crowe has been listed in the "Directory of American Scholars," "Who's Who Among America's Teachers," "Contemporary Authors," and "Who’s Who in the South and Southeast."

To learn more about Dr. Crowe, see English translation of article from the German press.

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