Leading historians to showcase cutting-edge research into anti-Semitic terror in Nazi Germany
Leading historians will be discussing their cutting-edge research into anti-Semitic terror in Nazi Germany at a free public lecture on Tuesday 25 October.
The event, titled ‘The Concentration Camps and Antisemitic Terror: New Research on Jews in Nazi Germany’, will be delivered by Dr Kim Wünschmann from the University of Sussex and is the first public lecture organised by the Stanley Burton Centre for Holocaust and Genocide Studies of the 2016-2017 academic year.
Dr Wünschmann’s research suggests that histories have tended to overlook anti-Semitism as a factor in imprisonment in the early camps, arguing instead that hatred of Jews drove concentration camp policy largely from 1938 onwards.
Following the lecture, Dr Svenja Bethke, Lecturer in Modern European History from the School of History, Politics and International Relations, will discuss Dr Wünschmann’s findings while drawing upon insights from her own research on the Jewish experience of the ghettos in occupied Poland.
Dr Paul Moore, Deputy Director of the Stanley Burton Centre and organiser of this event, said: “This event represents an exciting opportunity to hear from two leading historians of German and German-Jewish history about their cutting edge research into the history of National Socialism."
The free public event ‘The Concentration Camps and Antisemitic Terror: New Research on Jews in Nazi Germany’ takes place on Tuesday 25 October at 5:30PM in the Ken Edwards Ground Floor Lecture Theatre 3 at the University of Leicester.