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Special Lecture on Nazi Eugenics Dec. 7 A Prelude To “Deadly Medicine: Creating the Master Race” Exhibition at the Warhol

PITTSBURGH, December 4, 2006 — The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and the C.F. Reynolds Medical History Society will present a special lecture on Nazi-era eugenics and medicine at 6 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 7, at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. The lecture, titled “Deadly Medicine: Creating the Master Race,” will be given by Susan Bachrach, Ph.D., curator of the Holocaust Museum’s exhibition of the same name, which will make its first stop on a North American tour at The Andy Warhol Museum from Dec. 17, 2006 to March 18, 2007. Dr. Bachrach’s lecture will be held in Lecture Room 6 of Scaife Hall, 3550 Terrace St., Oakland, and is free and open to the public.

Dr. Bachrach has been curator of special exhibitions at the Holocaust Museum since 1992, overseeing historic research, identification of artifacts, exhibit design and creation of related publications. A graduate of Wellesley and the University of Wisconsin, Dr. Bachrach is the author of award-winning educational materials, including Tell Them We Remember: The Story of the Holocaust (Boston: Little, Brown, 1994).

The exhibition, Deadly Medicine: Creating the Master Race, includes 40 archival sources from around the world and is the first U.S. exhibition to represent a history of the Nazi biological state. More than 50 artifacts, 200 photographs and photographic reproductions, as well as survivor testimony, are featured. Following an extended two-year run at the Washington, D.C., museum, it comes to Pittsburgh through a collaboration between The Andy Warhol Museum and the Holocaust Center of the United Jewish Federation of Pittsburgh. The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) is the presenting sponsor of the local presentation.

The exhibition will be accompanied by creative programming, lectures and community forums presented in collaboration with the University of Pittsburgh Center for Bioethics and Health Law.

Those planning to attend the Dec. 7 lecture being given by Dr. Bachrach are asked to call or e-mail Jonathon Erlen, Ph.D., at 412-648-8927 or erlen@pitt.edu so that organizers can effectively plan for the number of anticipated attendees.

For more information about the Deadly Medicine exhibition at The Andy Warhol Museum, please call 412-237-8300.

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