GUEST SPEAKER---Dr. Waitman W. Beorn
Program Title: Ruthlessly and Mercilessly: The German Army and the Holocaust
For far too many, the German Army has escaped criticism for its role in the Nazi genocidal project. In this lecture, Dr. Waitman Beorn will discuss the participation of the German Army in the Holocaust in Belarus and Poland. He will focus on the behaviour of individuals at the local level and lay bare the many ways in which the German Army or Wehrmacht was complicit in both the murder and the exploitation of Jews in Eastern Europe. Relying on archival documents, judicial interrogations, oral history and survival testimony, Dr. Beorn paints a disturbing picture of an organization inextricably linked to the extermination of European Jewry.
Dr. Waltman Wade Beorn is the Louis and Frances Bluntkin Professor of Holocaust and genocide Studies and assistant professor of History at the University of Nebraska Omaha. Dr. Beorn received his PhD from the University of North Carolina—Chapel Hill under the direction of Christopher Browning. His recently published book, Marching Into Darkness: The Wehrmacht and the Holocaust in Belarus, has been recognized for excellence. Outside of academia, he serves as a consultant to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum particularly in their programs aimed at military personnel.
As the host venue, BDBIBA is pleased to share this evening with the Holocaust Education Centre as part of the 34th annual Holocaust Education Week.
Admission free; all welcome
Direct link to register is https://bethdavid.com/registration/?ee=184