Thursday, February 3, 2011

Annual Lipman Lecture at Colby College, Feb 24th: Tom Segev

I would like to draw your attention to the upcoming Lipman Lecture by the noted author and journalist, Tom Segev.

Tom Segev is an Israeli historian, author and journalist in the prestigious Israeli Newspaper Ha’aretz. He is the author of many books including The Seventh Million: Israelis and the Holocaust (Barnes and Nobles 2000); 1967: Israel, the War and the Year That Transformed the Middle East,(Metropolitan Books 2006), and most recently, his bestselling volume on the famous Nazi Hunter: Simon Wiesenthal: The Life and Legends(Doubleday 2010). The last book has been translated into several languages, received rave reviews and was listed by Dwight Garner of the New York Times as one of the top 10 books of 2010. The book is also a finalist for the National Book Critics awards.

Tom Segev is the speaker of the 2011 Lipman Lecture on “Nazi Hunter: Simon Wiesenthal, the Man who Refused to Forget.” In addition to the book he will discuss topics related to the Holocaust, Israel and current affairs in the Middle East on Thursday, February 24, 2011, 7.00 pm., the Pugh Center, Colby College.