Knox County Library Welcomes Dr. Daniel Magilow for a Discussion

Communications Director

Kristin Farley
(865) 215-2589

400 Main St., Room 691
Knoxville, TN 37902

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Knox County Library Welcomes Dr. Daniel Magilow for a Discussion

Posted: 04/17/2017
Knox County Public Library invites the public to join Dr. Daniel Magilow for a discussion of Why? Explaining the Holocaust by Peter Hayes at noon on Wednesday, April 26  in the East Tennessee History Center auditorium. A light lunch will be available for the first 30 attendees.  

This program continues Books Sandwiched In series’ focus on diversity, in partnership with UT’s College of Arts and Sciences. This event recognizes Yom Hashoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, which corresponds to the 27th day of Nisan on the Hebrew calendar and marks the anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. Books Sandwiched In is sponsored by the Friends of Knox County Public Library.   

“Hayes has written a book that synthesizes the complex history of the 20th century’s signature catastrophe,” Magilow said. “In light of the Holocaust’s renewed presence in American political discourse, Why? is a particularly timely book because it helps show how the memory of the Holocaust is being used and abused.”  
Dr. Magilow is an associate professor of German at the University of Tennessee. He received a B.A. in Comparative Literature from Columbia University and his M.A. and Ph.D. in German from Princeton University. Before coming to UT, he was the 2005-2006 Pearl Resnick Postdoctoral Fellow at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. 
Book Sandwiched In continues on May 24, when Kim Trent, Knox Heritage, will lead a discussion of The Past and Future City: How Historic Preservation is Reviving America’s Communities by Stephanie Meek and Kevin C. Murphy.