A special lecture with Dr. Martin Dean from Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C.

Wednesday, October 30st 2013 @ 6 pm

Dr. Martin Dean from the Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies in Washington, D.C., came to Brandeis to discusses recent findings of the massive Encyclopedia of Camps and Ghettos Project. Volume 2, covering Ghettos in German-Occupied Eastern Europe, published in 2012, documented more than 300 ghetto sites not previously described in English. Dr. Dean outlined some of the research methods and sources used and gave a survey of the wide variety of forced labor camps and police-run camps to be covered in the forthcoming Volumes 5 and 6, devoted mainly to more than 30,000 forced labor sites across Europe. Dean subsequently worked as a Historical Researcher for the British Home Office War Crimes Inquiry (1988-1989), for the Cambridge University History Faculty’s Project on Berlin during the First World War (1989-1991), and for the Australian Special Investigations Unit (War Crimes) (1989-1992). From 1992 to 1997, Dr. Dean worked as the Senior Historian for the Metropolitan Police War Crimes Unit in London.  

Co-sponsored by the Center for German and European Studies and the Department of Near Eastern and Judaic Studies