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About This Event

Time: December 9, 2019, 7:00 p.m.–8:30 p.m. EST

Ticket: Free, Registration Required

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

  • Vollrath von Maltzan, Harcourt. Courtesy of Dr. Bernd-A Frhr. v. Maltzan
  • Vollrath von Maltzan, Harcourt. Courtesy of Dr. Bernd-A Frhr. v. Maltzan

Dr. Jean-Marc Dreyfus will deliver the 2019 J. B. and Maurice C. Shapiro Annual Lecture. Dr. Dreyfus’s research focuses on the biography of the first West German ambassador to Paris after World War II and the history of his family during the Third Reich. This lecture will highlight several themes: a reassessment of the current microhistory of the Holocaust; the under-researched question of “half-Jews” in the Third Reich, as well as their survival; and finally, how the Federal Republic of Germany used some victims of the Third Reich in order to establish its credentials as a democratic country.

Dr. Jean-Marc Dreyfus, Reader in Holocaust Studies, The University of Manchester, Manchester, England

This program is free and open to the public, but reservations are required. For more information, please contact

The J. B. and Maurice C. Shapiro Senior-In-Residence Fellowship, endowed by the J. B. and Maurice C. Shapiro Charitable Trust, enables the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies to bring a distinguished scholar to the Museum each year to conduct innovative research about the Holocaust and to disseminate this work to the public. The scholar in residence also leads seminars, lectures at universities in the United States, and serves as a resource for the Museum, educators, students, and the general public.