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About This Event

Time: December 10, 2018, 7:00pm–9:00pm EST

Ticket: Free, Registration Required

Location: US Holocaust Memorial Museum
100 Raoul Wallenberg Place, SW
Washington, DC 20024
United States

  • This photograph of Georg Elser in Gestapo custody was taken after he attempted to assassinate Adolf Hitler by setting off a bomb in Munich’s Bürgerbräukeller on November 8, 1939. BPK-Bildagentur
  • This photograph of Georg Elser in Gestapo custody was taken after he attempted to assassinate Adolf Hitler by setting off a bomb in Munich’s Bürgerbräukeller on November 8, 1939. BPK-Bildagentur

2018 Ina Levine Annual Lecture

ALAN STEINWEIS is professor of history and Miller Distinguished Professor of Holocaust Studies at the University of Vermont. In this Ina Levine annual lecture, he will discuss the attempted assassination of Adolf Hitler by German cabinetmaker Georg Elser in 1939. Dr. Steinweis will examine several aspects of Elser’s story: the background and motivation of the would-be assassin (including the question of whether objections to the persecution of Jews played a role); the Nazi regime’s responses to the assassination attempt; the debate in postwar Germany over the propriety of tyrannicide; and the relatively late emergence of a commemorative culture around Elser and his act.

A reception will follow the lecture.

Speaker
Alan Steinweis, Professor of History and Miller Distinguished Professor of Holocaust Studies, University of Vermont