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'Catholic Church and the Holocaust' topic of lecture at Southeastern

Contact: Rene Abadie


     HAMMOND – A scholar who specializes in Roman Catholic-Jewish relations will present the Yom Hashoah (“Holocaust Remembrance Day”) Lecture at Southeastern Louisiana University on Wednesday, April 14.
     The Rev. Kevin P. Spicer, associate professor of history at Stonehill College in Easton, Mass., will discuss “The Catholic Church and the Holocaust” at 11 a.m. in the Student Union Theatre. The lecture is free and open to the public and is sponsored by the Department of History and Political Science and the Campus Outreach Lecture Program of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies. 
     Spicer is an accomplished researcher who has focused on the relationship between the Roman Catholic Church and the German state under National Socialism. His books include “Hitler’s Priests: Catholic Clergy and National Socialism” and “Resisting the Third Reich: The Catholic Clergy in Hitler’s Berlin.” 
     Spicer, a priest in the Congregation of the Holy Cross order, chairs Stonehill College’s Catholic-Jewish Dialogue Committee, which promotes understanding and discussion between members of both traditions in the college and surrounding communities. He is a member of the Church Relations Committee of the Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies.

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