A recent “MTSU On the Record” radio program delved into one of the worst atrocities of the human race, past and present: the Holocaust.
Host Gina Logue’s interview with Dr. Elyce Helford, director of MTSU’s Jewish and Holocaust Studies Program, first aired April 10 on WMOT-FM Roots Radio 89.5 and online at www.wmot.org. You can listen to their conversation above.
In it, Helford discusses the 13th International Holocaust and Genocide Studies Conference, which was scheduled April 19-21 in MTSU’s James Union Building.
The biennial gathering attracts scholars from all over the world to present their research into horrors ranging from the Nazis of the 1940s to modern large-scale terrorists.
A highlight of the conference will be a panel featuring two child survivors of the Holocaust — Gerhard L. Weinberg, a professor emeritus of history at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and an authority on Nazi Germany, and Esther Rosenfeld Starobin, who now is a volunteer for the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C.
“These events usually draw parents and children, students, teachers and the general public that just wants to know more about these events,” Helford said.
“Particularly as these survivors age and die, this is an opportunity to see them, hear their stories and ask some questions.”
For more information on the conference, including details on featured speakers and panels, visit www.mtsu.edu/holocaust_studies/conference2018.php.
To hear previous “MTSU On the Record” programs, visit the searchable “Audio Clips” archives at www.mtsunews.com.
For more information about “MTSU On the Record,” contact Logue at 615-898-5081 or WMOT-FM at 615-898-2800.