The Department of History is pleased to present the 22nd Annual Freedeman Memorial Lecture in History at 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15, in FA-Casadesus Recital Hall. Thomas Childers, the Sheldon and Lucy Hackney professor of history at the University of Pennsylvania, will speak on “The End in Sight: Life and Death in the Last Days of World War II.”
Childers has published three books on the political culture of Nazi Germany, and is now completing a quartet of books on the experiences of American soldiers and airmen during and after the Second World War. The fourth of these volumes, currently in progress, will be the basis of his lecture. He will discuss the emotional toll that intensive fighting and widespread devastation inflicted on military personnel during the tumultuous and uncertain weeks before the allied victory was finally secured in Europe in May 1945.
A reception and dinner (with an admission fee) will follow. Contact Colleen Marshallfor more information.
This event is co-sponsored by the Dean of Harpur College of Arts and Sciences and is free and open to the public.