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UTD Professor to Deliver Special Lecture on March 20 - “God and Persecution: Why the Jews?”

utdpattersonA University of Texas at Dallas Holocaust Studies professor will deliver a special lecture at the Museum on Wednesday, March 20th at 6:30 p.m.—“God and Persecution: Why the Jews?”

Dr. David Patterson, Professor of Literature and History and the Hillel A. Feinberg Chair in Holocaust Studies at the Ackerman Center for Holocaust Studies at UTD, will speak in the Theater.

A member of the World Union of Jewish Studies and the Association for Jewish Studies, Dr. Patterson has delivered lectures at numerous universities and community organizations throughout the world. He is a consultant to many national organizations, including the Philadelphia Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies. He was also a participant in the Weinstein Symposium on the Holocaust.

He also serves as co-editor-in-chief for the Stephen S. Weinstein Series in Post-Holocaust Studies, published by the University of Washington Press.

A winner of the National Jewish Book Award and the Koret Jewish Book Award, Patterson has published more 30 books and 150 articles and chapters in journals and books in philosophy, literature, Judaism, Holocaust and education.

His most recent books include Anti-Semitism and Its Metaphysical Origins (forthcoming), Genocide in Jewish Thought (2012), A Genealogy of Evil: Anti-Semitism from Nazism to Islamic Jihad (2011); Emil L. Fackenheim: A Jewish Philosopher’s Response to the Holocaust (2008), Open Wounds: The Crisis of Jewish Thought in the Aftermath of Auschwitz (2006), Wrestling with the Angel (2006), Along the Edge of Annihilation (1999), Sun Turned to Darkness (1998), and others.

He is the editor and translator of The Complete Black Book of Russian Jewry (2002) and co-editor (with Alan L. Berger) of the Encyclopedia of Holocaust Literature (2002).