COLUMBUS, Miss. -- Award-winning historian Geoffrey Megargee will speak about "The Mist of Memory: The German Generals and Their Recollections" at Mississippi University for Women Wednesday, Feb. 6 at 6 p.m. in Parkinson 117. The program is sponsored by the Department of History, Political Science, and Geography.
Dr. Megargee has held the title of senior applied research scholar in the Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., since 2000. His primary assignment at the CAHS has been directing the compilation of and serving as editor-in-chief for the multi-volume Encyclopedia of Camps and Ghettoes, 1933-1945, which won him the 2010 USHMM Institutional Achievement Award. Volume 1 of the Encyclopedia won four awards, including the 2009 National Jewish Book Award. He has published widely on the Holocaust, Nazi military strategy, British interwar military strategy, as well as biographical studies of Adolf Hitler and Nazi military commanders. His book “Inside Hitler's High Command” won the Society for Military History 2001 Distinguished Book Award.
A frequent presenter at academic conferences and invited speaker at dozens of colleges and universities in the United States and abroad, Dr. Megargee also sits on the Department of the Army Historical Advisory Committee and is treasurer of the United States Commission on Military History. He holds a doctorate in military history from The Ohio State University.
The program is free and open to the public.
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