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MEDIA ADVISORY: Lecture on the Holocaust Through the Eyes of Soldiers, Survivors

April 6th, 2016

Story Contact: Jeff Sossamon, 573-882-3346,

By: Molly Peterson

WHAT: John McManus, author of Hell Before Their Very Eyes: American Soldiers Liberate Concentration Camps in Germany, April 1945, will visit the University of Missouri to present, “The Holocaust: Liberators, Survivors, and Restitution.” He will discuss his research into the liberation of the concentration camps by American soldiers and the experiences of the soldiers in WWII. McManus will be accompanied by two other presenters: Shannon Fogg, chair of History at Missouri University of Science and Technology and Rachel Goldman Miller, a Holocaust survivor.

Fogg will discuss the looting of Jewish apartments in Paris during WWII and the process of how survivors rebuilt their lives after the war. Miller will talk about her personal experience of the Holocaust and serve on an open discussion panel following the presentations.

The lecture is sponsored by the UM System Office of Academic Affairs, Research, and Economic Development and Mizzou Hillel.

WHO: MU faculty, staff, students, alumni and the general public

WHERE: Reynolds Alumni Center, Columns Room, MU Campus

WHEN: 2 p.m., Tuesday, April 5

NOTE: John McManus will have a book signing immediately following the program. Light refreshments will be provided. This event is free and open to the public. For more information please contact Ashley Berg by email,