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Daniel J. Goldhagen - March 17, 2008

Daniel Jonah Goldhagen

Member of Harvard’s Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies and board of directors of Humanity in Action

"Hitler’s Willing Executioners: Ordinary Germans and the Holocaust"

8:00 PM Monday, March 17, 2008
University Theatre

Dr. Goldhagen is the author of the prize-winning best-seller, Hitler’s Willing Executioners: Ordinary Germans and the Holocaust (1997). In his lecture, he will offer some reflections on this book and on the shock waves that it continues to cause.

"The Globalization of Anti-Semitism"

3:10 PM Monday, March 17, 2008
Gallagher Business Building 123

You are cordially invited to attend a seminar with Daniel Jonah Goldhagen.  After receiving his Ph.D. from Harvard, he taught in the Government and Social Studies departments there until deciding to devote himself full-time to writing.  He is best-known for Hitler’s Willing Executioners: Ordinary Germans and the Holocaust (1997), which became an international best-seller and won Germany’s triennial Democracy Prize.  The controversies sparked by this book over the complicity of the German people in the Holocaust have yet to end.  Among his other important works is A Moral Reckoning: The Role of the Catholic Church in the Holocaust and Its Unfulfilled Duty of Repair (2003).  His articles and columns on Jewish issues past and present have been published in newspapers and magazines all over the world.  He regularly appears as a commentator on national radio and television programs.  Both the New York Times Magazine and the New York Review of Books have published profiles on him.  He currently is completing a book on genocide in our time.