Some Were Wives, Some Were Mothers: Female Perpetrators during the Holocaust
In her new book, Hitler's Furies: German Women in the Nazi Killing Fields, former Museum fellow Wendy Lower challenges the traditional picture of Germany’s women holding down the home front with new evidence that places them directly in the maelstrom of war: looting, plundering, and even killing.
Join us as Dr. Lower, the John K. Roth Professor of History at Claremont McKenna College, sheds new light on a generation of young women swept up in the feverish nationalism of the Nazi Party, many of whom traveled east with the expanding “frontier”--where they witnessed and participated in exploitation, persecution, and murder.
Before the program, guests are invited to take a self-guided tour of the Museum's newest special exhibition, Some Were Neighbors: Collaboration & Complicity in the Holocaust, which will remain open until 6:45 p.m. The exhibition explores how countless ordinary people, from all walks of life, acted in ways that aided the persecution and murder of Jews and other groups within Nazi Germany and across Europe.
This event is free and open to the public.
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