Visiting professor is Holocaust scholar

Dr. Adam Seipp, a Texas A&M University professor whose research focuses on war and social change in modern Germany following World War II, will speak to Bexley students and the community on Monday, April 3 as the 2017 Bexley High School Holocaust Scholar-in-Residence.

Dr. Seipp will speak to Bexley High School students during the day on April 3 and will give a special community presentation entitled “This is Buchenwald: Concentration Camp Liberation and the American Encounter with the Holocaust” at 5:45 p.m. in the high school library. The presentation will be free and open to the public.

Dr. Seipp’s recent publications include a book, Strangers in the Wild Place: Refugees, Americans, and a German Town, 1945-1952 as well as an article entitled “Buchenwald Stories: Testimony, Military History, and the American Encounter with the Holocaust” in The Journal of Military History.

The Holocaust Scholar-in-Residence program was initiated by now-retired social studies teacher Dr. Ben Trotter, who taught Bexley High School’s first Holocaust Seminar in 2006 and conceived the idea of bringing in a guest scholar each year. The course and the residency are overseen today by Nancy Mallory.

Past Holocaust Scholars include Dr. Robin Judd, Associate Professor of History at Ohio State, Dr. Alan Beyerchen, Emeritus Associate Professor from Ohio State, Dr. Richard Steigmann-Gall, Associate Professor at Kent State University, Dr. Myrna Goldenberg, Professor Emerita from Montgomery College in Rockville, Maryland, and Dr. Michael Meng, Assistant Professor of History at Clemson University.

Funding for the Holocaust Scholar-in-Residence program has been provided by generous gifts from the Charles and Debbi Sugarman Family.