Call for Papers/Convocatoria: Spain, World War II and the Holocaust: A Critical Companion

Submitted by Sara J. Brenneis on Monday, 4/27/2015, at 1:53 PM

Call for Papers

Spain, World War II, and the Holocaust: A Critical Companion


Sara J. Brenneis, Amherst College

Gina Herrmann, University of Oregon

Last Man Standing

By George Bria ’38

In Italy, he saw a bullet-riddled Mussolini. Introducing me at a journalism event in New York, the moderator asked, “How old are you now, George?” I said 96 (that was three years ago), and the auditorium burst into applause. It was the loudest cheer of the night, as I recall, and nothing had happened yet except the mention of my age.

Rosbottom Reflects on the Success of "When Paris Went Dark"

Submitted on Tuesday, 10/21/2014, at 4:57 PM

“What was it like for the world’s most beloved city to be occupied by the world’s most heinous ideology?”

That, says Professor Ronald C. Rosbottom, is the question at the heart of his new book, When Paris Went Dark: The City of Light Under German Occupation, 1940–1944, which has drawn critical acclaim from The Wall Street Journal and the Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune, among other media outlets, and was longlisted for a 2014 National Book Award in the nonfiction category.

Everyone Liked Harry

Reviewed by Robert E. Weir

Photos from the Franklin D. Roosevelt Library

WW II Veteran to Receive His Diploma at Amherst's Commencement May 26

Submitted on Thursday, 5/16/2013, at 12:44 PM

May 15, 2013

Arthur J. Ourieff, middle row, third from right, in the 1942 Amherst cross- country team photo

Arthur J. Ourieff’s first semester at college started out like any other. He studied hard, occasionally goofed off with his friends and even managed to find time to go on a few dates.

“Now That We Are In It”

By Robert Bagg ’57


Now 91, Wilbur is a John Woodruff Simpson Lecturer at Amherst.