Princeton Professor Tells How Jews Were Massacred by their own Neighbors
October 13, 2010
Press Release #10-176
Gross' lecture is the annual Alice Fenwick Fleury Zamanakos Endowed Lectureship in History, which was established in April 2008 by Arthur Zamanakos in memory of his wife.
A native of Poland and professor of history at Princeton University, Gross's book, Neighbors, published in 2001 and a finalist for the National Book Award, stimulated a widespread re-evaluation of Polish-Jewish relations during World War II. "His talk argues that on the basis of court testimonies and individual depositions of witnesses, killings and pillage of Jews by their neighbors were a commonplace occurrence during the Holocaust," said Thomas Barrett, St. Mary's professor of history. "Gross is writing some of the most important Holocaust history these days, presenting an even more disturbing picture of this horrific period."
St. Mary's College of Maryland, designated the Maryland state honors college in 1992, is ranked one of the best public liberal arts schools in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. More than 2,000 students attend the college, nestled on the St. Mary's River in Southern Maryland.
Category: Lectures and Talks