Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Goldwin Smith Hall, Lewis Auditorium, G76
232 East Ave, Central Campus
Andrea Pitzer, author of One Long Night: A Global History of Concentration Camps, will give a lecture on, "Harbingers and Echoes of the Shoah: A Century of Concentration Camps."
After the term "concentration camp" appeared in the 1890s, camps played a number of roles in wartime control of civilians. Internment during WWI normalized the concept globally and helped to usher in the Nazi system, which inaugurated the machinery of extermination. Even as the world tried to reckon with the singular nature of the Shoah, other camps persisted in its wake. Andrea Pitzer will explore this phenomenon and its staggering toll.
One Long Night: A Global History of Concentration Camps available to purchase before & after the lecture. Stick around to get your copy signed.
Sponsored by the Cornell Jewish Studies Program with co-sponsoring support from the Judith Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies, Society for the Humanities, Institute for German Cultural Studies, and Department of History.