“Recovering Victims’ Voices,” a lecture series on marginalized victims of the Holocaust, highlights new and emerging scholarship on often un- or underexplored victims of Nazi persecution. The series shows how historical identity-based hate influences contemporary discourse about race, gender, sexuality, and disabilities.

Past Events

‘I did not want to die without having kissed a woman’: Queer Desire in the Holocaust
USC Shoah Foundation Event
Dr. Anna Hájková, pioneer of queer Holocaust history, will discuss why including queer narratives is crucial to developing a deeper understanding of Nazi persecution and societal resistance.…
  • March 28, 2024
  • Online Event
The Women on Stieve’s List: Anatomy, Nazi Victims, Legacies
USC Shoah Foundation Event
In Nazi Germany, the medical field was part of the larger effort to dehumanize anyone who did not conform to the idea of a “healthy German nation.” Dr. Sabine Hildebrandt, who teaches the history of anatomy at Harvard Medical School, scrutinizes the biographies of medical professionals during the Nazi era and restores the histories of victims...
  • April 4, 2024
  • Online Event
The Specter of Persecution: Queer Women in the Third Reich
USC Shoah Foundation Event
Samuel Clowes Huneke, author of the award-winning States of Liberation: Gay Men between Dictatorship and Democracy in Cold War Germany, uncovers stories about queer women during the Third Reich—their treatment in society and opportunities to resist.…
  • May 9, 2024
  • Online Event

Stream Lectures

Queer Desire in the Holocaust
Guest Speaker: Dr. Anna Hájková

Dr. Anna Hájková, a scholar of Jewish Holocaust history and pioneer of queer Holocaust history, discusses why including queer perspectives helps us develop a more inclusive history of the Holocaust.