|What:||Peter Hayes speaks on “Holocaust: Myths and Misconceptions”|
|When:||March 12, 2009
|Where:||Leavey Library Auditorium
University Park Campus
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA 90089
The study of the Holocaust has made great advances during the past two decades, but myths and misconceptions persist about many aspects of the subject, especially among the general public. Prof. Hayes will discuss the most misleading of these notions and show how historical research has made them untenable.
Peter Hayes is Professor of History and German, Theodore Zev Weiss Holocaust Educational Foundation Professor of Holocaust Studies, and Charles Deering McCormick Professor of Teaching Excellence at Northwestern University. He holds degrees from Bowdoin College, the University of Oxford, and Yale University and is the author or editor of nine books, including the forthcoming Oxford Handbook of Holocaust Studies, which he is co-editing with Prof. John K. Roth.
In association with: Department of History, the Shoah Foundation Institute for Visual History and Education, the Casden Institute for the Study of the Jewish Role in American Life at USC