Dr. Wendy Lower will be discussing her work Hitler's Furies, which examines the roles of German women in the Eastern European killing fields during WWII. Dr. Lower's research pulls on personal histories of women, revealing them not only as perpetrators, but also as individuals coming of age under the Nazi regime. The text looks at the choices these women had to make between morality and personal advancement, and the terrible consequences these decisions often had.
Wendy Lower is John K. Roth Professor of History and George R. Roberts Fellow at Claremont McKenna College, as well as a historical consultant for the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. She is the 2015 USC Shoah Foundation Yom Hashoah Scholar in Residence. Her book Hitler's Furies was a finalist for the 2013 National Book Award for Nonfiction.
5:00 PM, Doheny Memorial Library Room 240