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Member of German Parliament to Address Ethnic Cleansing

The Honorable Erika Steinbach, a member of German Parliament and director of the Center Against Ethnic Cleansing, will speak on Goals and Achievements of the Center Against Ethnic Cleansing.

Her talk will focus on post-World War II atrocities on millions of women and children, a subject rarely discussed in the United States. The free program is hosted by the Duquesne University Department of History and the Institute for German American Relations in Pittsburgh.

Steinbach has organized a documentary exhibit in Berlin that depicts the tragedies of ethnic cleansing in 20th century Europe. She was elected to the German Parliament in 1990 and serves on the Commission for Human Rights and Humanitarian Help.

Her speech will be delivered in German, with simultaneous translation in English by James Wehs, lecturer in Duquesne's Department of Modern Languages and Literatures.

Dr. Steven B. Vardy, Distinguished Professor of History at Duquesne, will speak briefly on ethnic cleansing before Steinbach presents her talk.

When: Friday, Sept. 29, at noon. Refreshments will follow at 1 p.m.

Where: Duquesne Room, Duquesne Union

Information: For more information, contact Dr. Marianne Bouvier, executive director of the Institute for German American Relations, at 412.364.0812 or Dr. Steven Vardy in the Duquesne Department of History at 412.396.6470.

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