“Hitler’s Path to Power” Dr. Sybille Steinbacher Wednesday, March 13, 7–8:30 p.m.
Since October 2010, Dr. Sybille Steinbacher has been a professor of contemporary history at the University of Vienna, Austria.
In her lecture, she will focus on German society and its relation to the Nazi movement during the years of Hitler’s path to power, exploring the hopes and desires that the Nazis set free and how antisemitism became socially acceptable.
From 2005 to 2010, Dr. Steinbacher served in the Department of Modern and Contemporary History at the Friedrich Schiller University of Jena, Germany. In 2010, she earned habilitation there, with venia legendi in modern and contemporary history, and was a visiting professor at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University’s Fritz Bauer Institute for the History and Impact of the Holocaust, in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. She is author of Auschwitz: A History (Harper Perennial, 2006).
The Ina Levine Invitational Scholar Award, endowed by the William S. and Ina Levine Foundation of Phoenix, Arizona, enables the Center to bring a distinguished scholar to the Museum each year to conduct innovative research on the Holocaust and to disseminate this work to the American public.