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June 6: USHMM Researcher to Detail Findings on Vastly Larger Number of Death Camps, Other Nazi Facilities During Holocaust

Thirteen years ago, researchers at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum began the dismal task of documenting all the ghettos, slave labor sites, concentration camps and killing factories that the Nazis set up throughout Europe.

Historians anticipated there would be 7,000 camps and ghettos, but what they found has shocked even scholars, proficient in the history of the Holocaust.

Dr. Geoffrey Megargee was at the heart of the research project that led to the shocking discovery of not 7,000, but 42,500 camps and ghettos across Europe.

This story captured world interest when released in the New York Times in March 2013.

Now you can hear Dr. Geoffrey Megargee tell the story “How the Holocaust Just Got A Lot More Shocking.”

Join the Dallas Holocaust Museum Thursday, June 6, at 6:30 p.m. in Dallas Hall at SMU McCord Auditorium, as Dr. Megargee shares the details of the research and the discoveries, and learn what impact this will have on Holocaust studies. There is no charge to attend the lecture, however, please RSVP at