Moshe Rynecki project hits the road… Omaha, Nebraska!

I was very kindly invited several months ago by Professor Waitman Beorn to come speak to his class at the University of Nebraska, Omaha next month.  Needless to say, I was thrilled to be invited and I am very excited to share my story in Omaha!  I will be giving a small talk to his students about the #mrynecki project and my quest for my great-grandfather’s lost paintings and a larger community talk (see last paragraph!) as well.

Professor Waitman Beorn is the Louis and Frances Blumkin Professor of Holocaust and Genocide Studies as well as the Executive Director of the Sam and Frances Fried Holocaust and Genocide Education Fund Board.  He is an Assistant Professor of History.  His newly published book, it just came out in January, is Marching into Darkness: The Wehrmacht and the Holocaust in Belarus.  It “explores the participation of the German Army in the Holocaust in the occupied Soviet Union. He [Beorn] explains both how the Wehrmacht became so deeply complicit in the Nazi genocidal project as well as what that involvement actually looked like on the ground in the East.”

My larger community talk is Tuesday March 18, 2014 at 7pm at the Kaneko Center in the Old Market District of Omaha.  I’ve never been to Omaha or the Kaneko, but the center sounds amazing! I spoke today to the director of the venue and was told there is presently a National Geographic photography exhibit on display in their 9,000 square foot warehouse where I’ll be speaking!  Details about Kaneko and the event are on their website.  The Kaneko event is free, but the center does ask that people register. A reception will follow the event.

I hope to see you there!