[PAST EVENT] Lecture: Dr. Richard Freund, "Holocaust Escape Tunnels" ZOOM LINK: HTTPS://CWM.ZOOM.US/J/96732686071

November 4, 2020
7pm - 8pm
Richard Freund

Professor Richard Freund, the Bertram and Gladys Aaron Professor of Jewish Studies at Christopher Newport University, will speak on Holocaust Escape Tunnels. Professor Freund has directed over a dozen archaeological projects in Israel, including sites associated with the beginnings of Christianity and Judaism at Nazareth, Bethsaida, and Qumran, the site of the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls. In addition, he has directed projects in Spain (two sites), Poland (three sites), Rhodes, Greece (four sites) and Lithuania (18 locations). His work has been featured in the New York Times, Time Magazine, Newsweek, Archaeology, Smithsonian Magazine and featured on the BBC, MSNBC, CNN, NPR, and in hundreds of media outlets worldwide. His work is featured in 20 television documentaries from National Geographic, CNN, Discovery, History Channel and PBS. His most recent work in Lithuania has been chronicled in a recent NOVA episode: “Holocaust Escape Tunnel.” The program focused on the new discoveries made in the Ponar Burial Pits and the Great Synagogue of Vilna, Lithuania. Dr. Freund is the author of over 100 scholarly articles and 12 books (written or co-edited) including Digging Through History (Rowman & Littlefield, 2012; paperback 2016). His newest book Archaeology of the Holocaust: Vilna, Rhodes, and Escape Tunnels (Rowman & Littlefield, 2019) is available nationwide. ZOOM LINK: HTTPS://CWM.ZOOM.US/J/96732686071