Jackson Center To Host Scholar Gerhard Weinberg

JAMESTOWN – Dr. Gerhard Weinberg, a noted World War II historian will speak on the rise of the Nazi Party in Germany, which forced Weinberg to leave the country. The event will be at 12:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 24, in the Robert H. Jackson Center, Cappa Theatre.

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Weinberg is a German-born American diplomatic and military historian noted for his studies in the history of World War II. He is the William Rand Kenan, Jr. Professor Emeritus of History at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Weinberg has been a member of the history faculty at UNC-Chapel Hill since 1974. Previously he served on the faculties of the University of Michigan (1959–1974) and the University of Kentucky (1957–1959).
The program will be the inaugural Al and Marge Brown lecture on WWII, established with an endowment gift from Philip and Mary Ann Zimmer to benefit the Jackson Center. Dr. Weinberg will be interviewed by Jackson Center co-founder, Gregory L. Peterson, a partner at Phillips Lytle LLC.
The interview will focus on the rise of the Nazi party that forced a young Gerhard to flee his native Germany in 1938. That development led to his lifelong interest in researching and writing about World War II. This event is also part of a series of events sponsored, in part, by Chautauqua County Veterans Service Agency, PFC Joseph Dwyer Peer-to-Peer program.
The program is free and open to the public. For questions, please contact the Jackson Center at (716)483-6646.