Burton C. Einspruch Holocaust Lecture Series: "Why? Explaining the Holocaust"

Sunday, October 28, 2018, 4:00 p.m.
Venue: Davidson-Gundy Alumni Center
Admission: Free
Season: 2018-19


Brought to you by the Ackerman Center for Holocaust Studies.

Dr. Peter Hayes, the emeritus Theodore Zev Weiss Holocaust Educational Foundation Professor of Holocaust Studies at Northwestern University, will present two lectures:

“Why? Explaining the Holocaust”

October 28, 4:00 p.m., Davidson-Gundy Alumni Center

Prof. Hayes will discuss the findings of his newest book via an exploration of two fundamental questions raised by the Holocaust: Why were Jews killed?  Why didn’t anyone stop the murder?

“German Corporate Complicity in the Holocaust”

October 29, 9:00 a.m., Davidson Auditorium (Jindal School of Management Building)

Prof. Hayes will outline the surprisingly contemporary motivations that induced most large German firms to cooperate with the Nazi government of Germany, detail the ways in which these enterprises became deeply complicit in many of that regime’s worst crimes, and explain how the nation’s largest businesses managed to evade responsibility for their deeds until the 1990s.

Bio: Dr. Hayes specializes in the histories of Nazi Germany and the Holocaust and, in particular, in the conduct of the nation’s largest corporations during the Third Reich. He taught at Northwestern for thirty-six years from 1980 to 2016, in the process winning the Weinberg College Distinguished Teaching Award, the Northwestern Alumni Association Excellence in Teaching Award, and the Charles Deering McCormick Professorship of Teaching Excellence, the University’s highest honor for teaching. The recipient of numerous research fellowships and a former member of the academic boards of several professional societies and Holocaust memorial sites, Dr. Hayes currently serves as the chair of the Academic Committee of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

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Cindy Seton-Rogers
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972-883-2724


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