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Ging Wong Seminar

Delivering this term’s lecture today as part of the Ging Wong Seminar Series at Corpus Christi College, Oxford University.

The purpose of this lecture series is to give graduate students an insight into the world of work – which they are soon to enter.  I was asked to speak about my time at the college, what the experience had taught me, my career after leaving Oxford, any advice I might be able to offer about pursuing jobs in journalism and what had prompted me to write a book.

 

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Mannheim acknowledges “Stolen Legacy.”

The University of Mannheim has posted on the Dr. Kurt-Hamann Foundation website its recognition of the role of “Stolen Legacy” in leading to the proposed change of name.

 

 

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Mandel JCC – Palm Beach Gardens

It was a full house today for the event entitled “The Destruction of the Jewish German Fashion Industry” presented by me alongside journalist and author Uwe Westphal – who had been flown in from Berlin.  Our lecture was part of The Gross Family Center for the Study of Antisemitism and the Holocaust 2018-2019 Speaker Series.

The talk was introduced by Annette Klein, German Consul General for Florida, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands. Based in Miami she had come especially in order to speak to the large audience of  376 people in the tightly packed hall.

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Stolen Legacy’s revelations prompt change

The Times of Israel has published an article by me about the decision of Mannheim University to rename the Dr. Kurt-Hamann Foundation.  The name change to “Foundation for the Promotion of Insurance Science at the University of Mannheim” will become final when approved by the regional government in nearby Karlsruhe, to which the paperwork has been sent.

This decision was prompted following my discovery of information relating to the activities of Dr. Hamann, the former head of the Victoria Insurance Company, during the Third Reich.

Past president of the university, Professor Dr. Ernst-Ludwig von Thadden has written to me saying:

I am most grateful to you for all the work you have done to shed light and make progress on the Kurt-Hamann Foundation. Without you, I do not think that the University would have known what it knows today and would have been able to act the way it has in the last few years.

The whole university owes you a debt of gratitude.

 

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Stolen Legacy is published by the American Bar Association and distributed by National Book Network.

Paperback: 328 pages   |   Language: English
ISBN: 978-1634254274
Includes book club discussion questions.