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Mosse/Jewish Studies Lecture – Bernice Lerner

April 29, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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“Weaving Disparate Narratives: Behind the Scenes of Bergen-Belsen’s Liberation”

Dr. Bernice Lerner

Thursday, April 29, 2021
7:00 – 8:30 PM

All the Horrors of War follows Glyn Hughes, a high-ranking British officer,and Rachel Genuth, a teenager from the Hungarian provinces, as they navigate their respective forms of hell during the final, brutal year of World War II. Their stories converge before the war’s end, in Bergen-Belsen, where Hughes finds himself responsible for an unprecedented situation: 25,000 of60,000 war-ravaged inmates are in need of immediate hospitalization.Rachel is among those at death’s door. Their narratives tell a larger story—about the suffering of the victims, the struggles of liberators who strove to save lives, and the human capacity for fortitude and redemption.

Dr. Bernice Lerner is the author of All the Horrors of War: A Jewish Girl, a British Doctor, and the Liberation of Bergen-Belsen, the former dean of adult learning at Hebrew College, and a senior scholar at Boston University’s Center for Character and Social Responsibility.

Presented by: The George L. Mosse Program in History & The Mosse Weinstein Center for Jewish Studies



April 29, 2021
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Madison, WI United States