Gerhard Weinberg: Scholar who discovered sequel to Main Kampf to give lecture

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In 1958, in a sweltering, converted torpedo factory in Alexandria, Va., historian Gerhard L. Weinberg was combing through massive stacks of documents that the U.S. had captured from Nazi Germany – and came across an unknown prize – a secret book dictated by Adolf Hitler in 1928, the unpublished sequel to Mein Kampf.

It was this book that became the subject of the History Channel’s acclaimed 2004 documentary titled “Hitler’s Lost Plan.” This documentary will be shown at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, November 7 followed by a talk given by Weinberg who is a professor emeritus of history at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. This event is part of a preconference Holocaust exhibit at the Linebaugh Public Library. Posters provided by The National Holocaust Museum are on display through November 9 in the Reading Room on the second floor of the library.

This program is made possible by The History Channel, The National Holocaust Museum and the MTSU Holocaust Studies Committee. This event is free and open to the public.

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