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Serge Klarsfeld in Dallas and College Station

French writer, historian and famous Nazi hunter Serge Klarsfeld will be visiting this month the Southern Methodist University and the University of Texas A&M in the framework of two public events.


Dallas, TX | Thursday, November 15th | 6PM
Southern Methodist University Campus
Mack Ballroom
3300 Dyer Street, Dallas, TX  75205

The Triumph of Spirit Awards celebration, held by the Embrey Human Rights Program at SMU, will be honoring this year Serge and Beate Klarsfeld in the framework of a public ceremony open to the public.

The Triumph of Spirit Awards is a biennual award given in recognition of one individual's achievement, innovation, and sacrifice in working for justice and peace anywhere in the world. 

For more information and to register, please click here.


College Station, TX | Monday, November 19 | 12:20PM-1:20PM
Texas A&M University, The Bush School of Government and Public Service
Presidential Orientation Theater
1000 George Bush Dr W, College Station, TX 77845

Serge Klarsfeld has been invited by the Bush School of Government and Public Service to give a talk about his career. The event, free and open to the public, is supported by the Cultural Service of the French Embassy in Houston.

For more information and to register, please click here.


About Serge and Beate Klarsfeld

Serge Klarsfeld was born in 1935 in Bucharest, Romania. He is a French writer, historian and lawyer, advocate for the cause of deportees in France. Him and his wife Beate are known under the name of “Nazi hunters” for having brought major Nazi criminals to justice.

In 1943, Serge Klarsfeld escaped the Gestapo in Nice but his father was deported to Auschwitz. He studied History and Political Sciences in Paris and married Beate in 1963. For more than 50 years, they have been tracking down many war criminals; they are the origin of the lawsuits against Klaus Barbie, René Bousquet, Jean Leguay, Maurice Papon and Paul Touvier. Serge and Beate have always acted together, helping each other in all of their campaigns: Beate acting as a German non-Jew and Serge as a French Jew.

In 1979, they created the Association des Fils et Filles des Déportés Juifs de France, in charge of defending the cause of the descendants of deportees in France. Two years later, the association inaugurated, in Israel, the Memorial of the Deportation of the Jews of France, a vast monument listing the name, date and place of birth of the 80,000 French victims of the extermination.

Serge and Beate have changed the vision of History both in France and in Germany; they have engaged themselves in the fight for human rights everywhere in the world at the peril of their lives. In October 2018, French President Macron awarded the Legion of Honour (Grand Cross) to Serge Klarsfeld and  the National Order of Merit to Beate Klarsfeld.

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