History Department
History Department

Lecture: "Saint-making: Pope Pius XII, the Catholic Church and the Jews.”

Fri, April 23, 2010 | GAR 1.102

12:00 PM - 3:00 PM


This lecture is free and open to the public

The School of Law  and the Schusterman Center for Jewish Studies  at The University of Texas at Austin will co-sponsor a lecture by Michael R. Marrus, an expert in the Holocaust, law and history at the University of Toronto, entitled ""Saint-making: Pope Pius XII, the Catholic Church and the Jews.”

This lecture investigates what has irreverently been referred to as the "Pius Wars," the highly politicized campaign to make the wartime pope, Pius XII, into a saint. Marrus will pose these questions: What are the implications of this campaign for Catholics? And for Jews?

Marrus is the Chancellor Rose and Ray Wolfe Professor Emeritus of Holocaust Studies in the Department of History, adjunct professor of law and former dean of graduate studies at the University of Toronto. A Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and Member of the Order of Canada, he teaches courses in law and history. He has been a visiting fellow of St. Antony's College, Oxford and the Institute for Advanced Studies of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He has taught as a visiting professor at UCLA and the University of Cape Town, South Africa.    

He is the author of, among other books, The Politics of Assimilation: French Jews at the Time of the Dreyfus Affair, Vichy France and the Jews (with Robert Paxton), The Unwanted: European Refugees in the Twentieth Century, The Holocaust in History and The Nuremberg War Crimes Trial, 1945-46. His most recent book is entitled Some Measure of Justice: The Holocaust Era Restitution Campaign of the 1990s.

Sponsored by: School of Law, Schusterman Center for Jewish Studies

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