Tuesday, May 15, 2012
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Where: McCormick Foundation Center, Forum, 1870 Campus Drive, Evanston, IL 60208 map it
Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public
Contact: History Department 847.467.4045
Category: Lectures & Meetings
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.