Holocaust and War Crimes Trials Historian Dr. David Crowe to Speak at BB&T Heritage Lecture in American History

WILSON, N.C. — Barton College is pleased to welcome renowned historian Dr. David M. Crowe, Professor of History at Elon University and Professor of Legal History at the Elon University School of Law, as the featured speaker for the upcoming BB&T Heritage Lecture in American History scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 29.  Dr. Crowe’s lecture is titled “The United States and Its Quest for Justice Internationally after World War II.”

Scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Sam and Marjorie Ragan Writing Center, this program is open to the public free of charge, and the community is invited to attend.

This lectureship is endowed by BB&T, and the evening’s sponsors include the Department of History and Social Sciences at Barton College and the Wilson County Historical Association.

Dr. Crowe is an internationally recognized authority on the Holocaust and war crimes trials. His most recent work is “Crimes of State, Past and Present: Government-Sponsored Atrocities and International Legal Responses” (2010). His “War Crimes, Genocide, and Justice: A Global History” will be published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2013. He is currently editing “‘May Justice be Done!’: Soviet Legal Traditions and the Nuremberg IMT Trial.” “The Holocaust: Roots, History, and Aftermath” (2008) was selected by “Choice” as an Outstanding Academic Title for 2008. A Chinese edition will be published in Shanghai in 2015. Crowe’s 2004 “Oskar Schindler: The Untold Account of His Life, Wartime Activities, and the True Story Behind The List” (2004) was a selection of the History Book Club, and has been translated into German and Dutch.

In addition to receiving Elon University’s Distinguished Scholar Award, Dr. Crowe has taught at Central European University in Budapest, Hungary, and is President Emeritus of the Association for the Study of Nationalities (ASN) at Columbia University. He was a member of the Education Committee of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. from 1990 to 2004 and also served as chairman of the North Carolina Council on the Holocaust.

Dr. Crowe has appeared on CNN International, BBC Radio, and numerous television and radio programs throughout North America, Europe, and Israel. His works have been featured in articles in “The New York Times,” the “Jerusalem Post,” “The Evening Standard,” “Jüdische Allgemeine,” “Wprost,” “Focus,” “The Washington Post,” “Pravo,” and other magazines and newspapers throughout Europe, North America, and Israel.

For additional information about the program, please contact Dr. Jeff Broadwater, Department of History and Social Sciences, at 252-399-6443 or email: ojbroadwater@barton.edu.


Questions?  Please contact Kathy Daughety, director of public relations, at 252-399-6529 or email: kdaughety@barton.edu.