May
15
Tue 4:00 PM

“GENOCIDE, FOLLOWED BY LUNCH. THE WANNSEE CONFERENCE 70 YEARS LATER ”

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When: Tuesday, May 15, 2012
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM  
Where: McCormick Tribune Center, Forum
1870 Campus Drive  
Evanston, IL 60208 map it
Audience: - Faculty/Staff - Student - Public
Contact: History Department   (847) 467-4045
Group: Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences
Category: Lectures & Meetings

MARK ROSEMAN
Professor of History and Pat M.Glazer Professor of Jewish Studies Indiana University, will deliver the Theodore Zev Weiss Holocaust Educational Foundation Lecture.

Ever since the minutes of the meeting were discovered in 1947, the Wannsee conference of January 20, 1942 has retained its horrible fascination as perhaps the most shameful meeting in history. In many people’s minds it remains the moment when the “Final Solution” of the Jewish question was decided upon. Yet Hitler did not attend, and mass murder already was underway when the meeting took place. So what sense can we make of this macabre event, and how have recent discoveries in the former Soviet archives changed our understanding of it?

Lecture is followed by reception.