‘MTSU On the Record’ commemorates 70th anniversary of end of WWII

The pre-eminent World War II expert of his era was the guest on a recent edition of the “MTSU On the Record” radio program.

Host Gina Logue’s interview with Dr. Gerhard Weinberg, professor emeritus of history at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, first aired Oct. 12 on WMOT-FM (89.5 and www.wmot.org ). You can listen to their conversation below.

Gerhard Weinberg

Gerhard Weinberg

Weinberg will be one of the featured speakers at MTSU’s 12th biennial Holocaust Studies Conference Oct. 21-23. He will speak on “The Holocaust after 70 Years” at 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 22, in the Tennessee Room of the James Union Building.

A searchable campus parking map is available at http://tinyurl.com/MTSUParking2015-16. Off-campus visitors attending the event should obtain a special one-day permit from MTSU’s Office of Parking and Transportation at www.mtsu.edu/parking/visit.php.2015 holocaust studies conf graphic

Weinberg also will deliver an address on “World War II: An Entirely Different Kind of War” at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 20, at Adams Place, 1927 Memorial Blvd. in Murfreesboro.

Both events are free and open to the public.

One of Weinberg’s main concerns is the continuing erosion of primary-source paper records from the World War II era for historical research.

“The World War II paper has either already deteriorated beyond where it can be read or is in the process of disappearing, and the electronic records, for the most part, will not be accessible for very long,” Weinberg said.

“So, unless very special steps are taken … in the future, those who are interested in doing research … will find it increasingly difficult.”

You can visit the Holocaust Studies Conference website for more information at www.mtsu.edu/holocaust_studies/conference.php.

To hear previous “MTSU On the Record” programs, visit the searchable “Audio Clips” archives at www.mtsunews.com.

For more information about “MTSU On the Record,” contact Logue at 615-898-5081 or WMOT-FM at 615-898-2800.