September 26, 2000
SIR MARTIN GILBERT TO EXAMINE HOLOCAUST RESEARCH AND WRITING AT UNITED STATES HOLOCAUST MUSEUM ANNUAL MEYERHOFF LECTURE
WASHINGTON, DC — On Tuesday, September 26, at 7:00 p.m., the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies will host the Joseph and Rebecca Meyerhoff Annual Lecture. This year’s lecture, “Holocaust Research and Holocaust Writing: The First Half-Century,” will be delivered by Sir Martin Gilbert, one of the world’s most distinguished historians and authors. He is the official biographer of Sir Winston Churchill and has written nearly 30 books on Jewish history, European history and Jewry, and the Holocaust. The lecture is free and open to the public, and a reception will follow. For information or to make reservations, please call (202) 488-6162.
Sir Martin Gilbert was a Fellow of Merton College at Oxford University from 1962 to 1994, when he joined the faculty of University College, London. He was knighted in 1995 for his eight-volume biography of Sir Winston Churchill. Gilbert’s other published works include, Final Journey: The Fate of the Jews of Nazi Europe (1979), Auschwitz and the Allies (1981), The Holocaust: The Jewish Tragedy (1986), The Boys: Triumph over Adversity (1996), and Holocaust Journey: Traveling in search of the Past (1997).
The Joseph and Rebecca Meyerhoff Annual Lecture on the Holocaust, endowed by the Meyerhoff family, promotes excellence in and dissemination of Holocaust research. Lifelong residents of Baltimore, Maryland, Joseph and Rebecca Meyerhoff were active philanthropists, supporting PROGRAMS in the United States and abroad. Their generosity focused on Jewish learning and scholarship, as well as on music, the arts, and human services, a tradition upheld and expanded by their children and grandchildren. The Meyerhoff’s son, Harvey M. Meyerhoff, is Chairman Emeritus, United States Holocaust Memorial Council.
The Museum’s Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies promotes the development of the field of Holocaust studies through research, fellowship programs, publications, and conferences. The Center is also linked with institutions of higher education through activities that foster quality teaching about the Holocaust at American colleges and universities.