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December 07, 2017
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7 p.m.

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Virginia Tech
Pamplin Hall, Room 30
880 West Campus Drive
Blacksburg, VA 24061

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A Blind Eye and Dirty Hands:
The German Military and Nazi Crimes
Campus Lecture
German troops watch a village burn in the Rogachyevo district of Gomel, Belarus. <i>US Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Belarusian State Museum of the History of the Great Patriotic War</i>
German troops watch a village burn in the Rogachyevo district of Gomel, Belarus. US Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Belarusian State Museum of the History of the Great Patriotic War

In the years immediately following World War II, former German generals and other authorities created a myth that the German army fought honorably and had nothing to do with the Nazis' horrible crimes. We now know that the reality was very different. The German army took an active role in crimes, including the Holocaust, that led to death and suffering on a massive scale. Dr. Geoffrey Megargee, a Museum historian, will explain the background to these crimes and describe their extent and consequences.

Speakers
Dr. Geoffrey Megargee, Senior Applied Research Scholar, Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies

This program is made possible by the Campus Outreach Lecture Program of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies, supported by the Anne and Harry Chinitz Campus Outreach Lecture Fund.



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Kierra Crago-Schneider, PhD
202.314.1179


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