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Nikolaus Wachsmann – ”Auschwitz and the Nazi Concentration Camps”

When: Monday, April 8, 2019
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM Central

Where: Harris Hall, 101, 1881 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Student

Contact: Annerys Cano   (847) 467-4045

Group: History Department

Category: Academic


What was the role of Auschwitz in the Holocaust? And what was its relationship to other Nazi camps? The session will look at the Nazi web of terror, with Auschwitz at the centre of the Holocaust and the camp system. It will also highlight major myths and misconceptions about prisoners and perpetrators in Auschwitz.

This conversation will be moderated by history professor, Lauren Stokes. We invite all history, history-interested, Jewish studies students attend! Refreshments provided.

Professor Nikolaus Wachsmann teaches modern European History at Birkbeck College (University of London). He has written widely on Nazi terror, most recently KL: A history of the Nazi concentration camps (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2015), winner of the Wolfson Prize, the Mark Lynton History Prize, and the Jewish Quarterly-Wingate literary prize. He serves on the advisory boards of memorials in Sachsenhausen, Ravensbrück, Belsen and Mauthausen, and has devised an AHRC-supported educational website on the concentration camps.

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