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Thursday, April 15, 2010

Writer Angella Nazarian reads from “Life as a Visitor” at the Ransom Center

Cover of Angella Nazarian's 'Life As a Visitor'

Writer Angella M. Nazarian reads from “Life as a Visitor,” her account of fleeing Iran with her family and life as an immigrant caught between two cultures at 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 20, at the Harry Ransom Center. A book signing follows. This program will be webcast live.

Forced to flee to the United States at age 11 after the violent Iranian Revolution of 1979, Nazarian talks about her journey from past to present,…

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Book Chronicles Liberation of Nazi Concentration Camps

Sixty-four years ago today, Soviet soldiers liberated Auschwitz, one of the largest concentration camps established by the Germans during World War II. The United Nations now recognizes January 27 as an International Day of Commemoration for victims of the Holocaust.

Allied forces would liberate many other camps that spring, revealing photos and stories of atrocity that stunned the world.

Historian Robert H. Abzug chronicles American soldiers’ eye-witness accounts in the seminal work “Inside the Vicious Heart: Americans and the Liberation of Nazi Concentration…

Friday, November 14, 2008

Lecture Highlights 50th Anniversary of “Exodus” by Leon Uris

Leon Uris’ biographer Ira Nadel, professor of English at the University of British Columbia, visits campus next Monday, Nov. 17 at 7 p.m. to discuss the legacy of Uris’ seminal work “Exodus.”

First published by Doubleday in 1958, “Exodus” tells the story of the founding of the state of Israel and became an international publishing phenomenon–it has since been translated into more than 50 languages and was made into a 1960 film starring Paul Newman.

The lecture, “Leon Uris and Exodus: 50 Years…