Speaking at Georgetown University

Speaking at McGhee Library, Georgetown University

Speaking at McGhee Library, Georgetown University

On June 2-4, 2017, I returned to the campus of Georgetown University (my alma mater) for reunion weekend. [This year marked an astounding 42 years since I had graduated!]  It was fun to share some of the excitement with the classes of 2012, 2007, 2002, etc., as well as some spectacularly fine weather (something of a rarity for DC in June).

At the McGhee Library, Georgetown University

At the McGhee Library, Georgetown University

More importantly, I had the opportunity to speak about Odd Nansen as a guest of the University’s Center for Jewish Civilization.  The talk was curated by Fr. Dennis McManus, a professor at the Center who teaches on Holocaust subjects, including survivors’ memoirs, autobiographies and diaries. Fr. McManus’ comments on Nansen’s diary can be found here.  It was a most enjoyable event, and afterward I was able to seat myself at the University bookstore with my books and met many wonderful alums of all ages.  Truly a memorable weekend (I was even able to visit some old campus haunts).

With Fr. Dennis McManus

With Professor Dennis McManus

Finally, I had the pleasure of being interviewed about my efforts to bring Odd Nansen back to print by Kate Colwell of the University’s development staff.  The interview can be found here.  Many thanks to Jim Warycha of the development staff for all his help in coordinating the presentation, the bookstore visit and the interview, to Kate for the interview, and to Fr. McManus for his interest in and support for Odd Nansen’s diary.

All photos courtesy of Jordan Silverman, Georgetown University. (c) Georgetown University

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