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January 17, 2017
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7 p.m.

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US Holocaust Memorial Museum
100 Raoul Wallenberg Place, SW
Washington, DC 20024

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Why Did the Holocaust Happen? A Leading Scholar on Eight Key Questions
Public Program
Jews are marched toward deportation during the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising in 1943. <i>National Archives and Records Administration</i>
Jews are marched toward deportation during the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising in 1943. National Archives and Records Administration

In his new book Why?, historian Peter Hayes explores what scholars know about the Holocaust, answering questions including: Why were Jews the primary victims? Why were Germans the instigators? Why did murder become the "Final Solution"? And, why didn’t the international community do more to help? Join us for a discussion with Hayes about the latest research and our evolving understanding of these crucial questions. The discussion will be followed by a book signing.

Speaker
Peter Hayes is professor of history and German and Theodore Zev Weiss Holocaust Educational Foundation Professor of Holocaust Studies (emeritus) at Northwestern University. He also serves as chairman of the Museum’s Academic Committee.

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Stream the program live at ushmm.org/watch. Registration is not required to watch the live-stream event.



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