Friday, April 13, 2018

[376] ‘MTSU On the Record’ previews Holocaust and Genocide Studies Conference

MURFREESBORO — The next ‘MTSU On the Record’ radio program will delve into the worst atrocities of the human race, past and present.

Host Gina Logue’s interview with Elyce Helford, director of MTSU’s Jewish and Holocaust Studies Program, will air from 9:30 to 10 p.m. Tuesday, April 10, and from 6 to 6:30 a.m. Sunday, April 15, on WMOT-FM Roots Radio 89.5 and

Helford will discuss the 13thInternational Holocaust and Genocide Studies Conference, which will take place April 19-21 in MTSU’s James Union Building. The biennial gathering attracts scholars from all over the world to present their research into horrors ranging from the Nazis of the 1940s to modern large-scale terrorists. 

A highlight of the conference will be a panel featuring two child survivors of the Holocaust — Gerhard L. Weinberg, a professor emeritus and authority on Nazi Germany, and Esther Rosenfeld Starobin, who now is a volunteer for the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. 

“These events usually draw parents and children, students, teachers and the general public that just wants to know more about these events,” Helford said. “Particularly as these survivors age and die this is an opportunity to see them, hear their stories and ask some questions.”

For more information on the conference, including details on featured speakers and panels, go to

To hear previous “MTSU On the Record” programs, go to

For more information about the radio program, contact Logue at 615-898-5081 or WMOT-FM at 615-898-2800. 

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