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January 7, 2014

Best Bets for Tuesday, Jan. 7

The Salem News

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Dr. Christopher Mauriello will discuss the U.S. military directive compelling German citizens to disinter and rebury Holocaust victims after the discovery of mass atrocity sites at 10 a.m. at Explorers Lifelong Learning Institute Center, 10 Federal St., in Salem. Mauriello is chairman of the Salem State history department and member of the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies. His research is part of the ongoing reassessment of the U.S. occupation at the end of World War II, the responsibility of ordinary Germans for atrocities and the collective German responsibility for the Holocaust. This talk is open to all, and donations will be appreciated from nonmembers attending. For more information about this program, or future programs, visit or call 978-744-0804.

Attend a free screening of "The House I Live In," in which director Eugene Jarecki explores the risks that drug prohibition pose to freedom and the tragedy of addicts being treated as criminals, examining where it all went wrong. Showtime is 7 p.m. at St. James conference room (enter from the parking lot at the corner of Bridge and Flint streets in Salem). This event is sponsored by the Salem Peace Committee. For more information, call 978-740-9917.