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Lecture: 'The Nazis of Copley Square'

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September 26, 2017
12:00 pm-1:00 pm

Institute for Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies

758 North Pleasant Street, Amherst, MA

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Free admission
Prof. Jonathan Skolnik

Boston College professor Charles R. Gallagher, S.J. speaks on "The Nazis of Copley Square: Antisemitism and Espionage in Wartime Boston, 1939-1945.”

Gallagher came to Boston College from the Geneva School of Diplomacy and International Relations in 2010, where he was a visiting fellow, teaching undergraduate and doctoral courses on religion and international relations.

From 2004-06, he taught in the history department at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester. In 2008, he published Vatican Secret Diplomacy: Joseph P. Hurley and Pope Pius XII (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2008), which won the John Gilmary Shea Prize from the American Catholic historical Association. His interests include American Catholicism, papal diplomacy, international relations, the Holocaust, and intelligence history.

Gallagher is currently writing a book examining the role of U.S. counterintelligence and the American Catholic Church prior to and during World War II. In 2012, he edited, along with Alberto Melloni (Bologna) and David Kertzer (Brown), a volume of essays entitled Pius XI in America: Proceedings from the Conference at Brown University (Berlin: LIT Verlag, 2012).

In 2017, he was the William J. Lowenberg Memorial Fellow at the Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington, D.C.

Sponsored by the Institute for Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies.




From the main UMass Amherst campus, head north on North Pleasant Street. The Institute for Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies is on the left, just past the traffic circle.

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