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Public Lecture: Professor Peter Hayes

  • Adath Israel Congregation 3201 East Galbraith Road Cincinnati, OH, 45236 United States (map)

Is the Holocaust Modern? Ideology, Methods and Perpetrators

'When discussing the Holocaust, many people use terms such as “factories of death,” “desk murderers,” and “bureaucratic efficiency” that convey a misleading   impression of what actually happened. Far from being an impersonal process, the Holocaust was a vicious, often chaotic undertaking that arose from and relied upon the most primitive of human impulses. Join CHHE in welcoming Dr. Hayes who will share the most recent research regarding this approach to studying the Holocaust.

Dr. Peter Hayes is Professor of History and German and the Theodore Zev Weiss Holocaust Educational Foundation Professor of Holocaust Studies at Northwestern University, where he has taught for thirty-five years and won a long series of awards for his teaching. Professor Hayes holds degrees from Bowdoin, Oxford, and Yale, and is the      author or editor of twelve books and some seventy articles or book chapters, including: From Cooperation to Complicity: Degussa in the Third ReichIndustry and Ideology: IG Farben in the Nazi EraThe Oxford Handbook of Holocaust Studies, How Was It Possible? A Holocaust Reader, and the forthcoming Why? Explaining the Holocaust.'

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