HOUSTON, TX (Aug. 11, 2005) – A nationally known
expert on the Holocaust will close out this year’s Summer Lecture
Series at Holocaust Museum Houston with a lecture entitled "The History
of the Holocaust."
William Meinecke, a staffer in the education division of the United
States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) in Washington, D.C., will
speak at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2005 on the history of the Holocaust.
Along with 6 million Jews, the Holocaust claimed the lives of millions
of other innocent people.
The session is free and open to the public and will be held in the
Herzstein Theater of the Morgan Family Center at Holocaust Museum
Houston, 5401 Caroline St.
Meinecke received his undergraduate degree in German and history
from the University of Maryland in 1983. He attended the University of
Bonn and Berlin in Germany and received his master’s degree and Ph.D.
in history from the University of Maryland at College Park. In 1992, he
joined the staff of the Wexner Learning Center of the USHMM. He served
on the design team of the center’s multimedia program on the Holocaust,
the Historical Atlas of the Holocaust (book and CD-ROM) and the student
learning Web site on the Holocaust. In June 2000, he joined the staff
of the USHMM’s Education Division.
The Summer Lecture Series is sponsored by Holocaust Museum Houston
in conjunction with the Summer Institute, a program designed to help
current and future teachers from around the world teach their students
about the Holocaust and other more current examples of genocide.
Holocaust Museum Houston promotes awareness and educates the public
of the dangers of prejudice, hatred and violence against the backdrop
of the Holocaust by fostering remembrance, understanding and education.
For more information about Holocaust Museum Houston, call 713-942-8000 or visit www.hmh.org.