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Holocaust Education at West Point, the Armed Forces and beyond

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David Frey joins us to discuss Holocaust education at West Point and his work to increase understanding of of genocide in the Armed Forces

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David Frey is a Professor of History and the founding Director of the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at the United States Military Academy at West Point. He is the author of Jews, Nazis, and the Cinema of Hungary: The Tragedy of Success, 1929-44 (I.B Tauris, 2017), which won the Hungarian Studies Association biennial Book of the Year Award in 2019. At West Point, where he won the 2010 History Department Teaching Excellence Award and was nominated for an Academy innovation award in 2014, he teaches a range of courses on Genocide, the Holocaust, Fascism, Modern German history, Modern Central European history, African history, and the History of Race, Nation, Ethnicity & Gender. He is co-creator and co-Chair of West Point’s new Diversity and Inclusion Minor. He serves as Co-Chair of the Academy’s Civilian Faculty Senate. As Director of the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Dr. Frey has spearheaded efforts to increase the Academy’s and US Armed Forces’ awareness and understanding of the phenomenon of genocide, its history, and means of prevention. He has won national awards for his work. Among his many initiatives, he convenes, in collaboration with the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, annual workshops for service academy students to present their research on genocide, and for scholars and faculty to create atrocity-related curricular materials for military constituencies.

Part of the Alan S. Brown Scholar Series.

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