WORCESTER, Mass. – Thomas Kselman, a professor in the history department at the University of Notre Dame, will give a lecture entitled “Vichy France and the Jews: French Catholics and the Holocaust,” on Monday, April 17 at 4 p.m. in Room 401 of the Hogan Campus Center at Holy Cross. The talk is free and open to the public. Kselman, the author of Miracles and Prophecies in Nineteenth-Century France and Death and the Afterlife in Nineteenth-Century France, was a recipient of the John Gilmary Shea Prize of the American Catholic Historical Association. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan. The lecture is sponsored by the Kraft-Hiatt Chair. The Chair promotes Jewish-Christian dialogue at Holy Cross, part of a unique joint program in comparative religion at Holy Cross and Brandeis University. It is endowed through gifts to the two schools from Worcester philanthropist Jacob Hiatt and his daughter and son-in-law, Myra and Robert Kraft. The lecture is also sponsored by the Loyola Professor of Roman Catholic Studies and the Center for Interdisciplinary and Special Studies.
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