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Deborah Lipstadt, MA'72, PhD'76, honored with Alumni Achievement Award

Alumni Achievement Award winner Deborah Lipstadt, MA'72, PhD'76, with actress Rachel Weisz, who plays her in the new movie "Denial"

Deborah Lipstadt, MA'72, PhD'76, was presented the Brandeis Alumni Achievement Award in a ceremony followed by a screening of a film based on her legal battle against Holocaust denier David Irving Thursday. After the screening, Lipstadt engaged in a conversation with Oscar-winning filmmaker Errol Morris, H'11, in front of a packed house at Wasserman Cinematheque.

Brandeis University President Ron Liebowitz presented Lipstadt with the award, which is the highest form of university recognition bestowed exclusively on alumni.

"We are gathered here this evening to watch an important movie together and to hear from the real heroine of the film, alumna Deborah Lipstadt, whose career has been dedicated to pursuing the truth, even unto it's innermost parts," Liebowitz said. "Deborah, you have brought great honor to us here at Brandeis."

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Date: September 22, 2016