March 2nd, 2020 Thomas J. Dodd Research Center 4pm Reception, 5pm Lecture
“The Wannsee Conference – State Bureaucracy and the Holocaust”
The talk will focus on the Wannsee Conference of January 20, 1942, the setting, the participants, and the Conference as an example of the involvement of large parts of the German administration in the persecution and murder of the European Jews, and will be followed by Q&A. The exhibit documents the role of the Nazi bureaucracy in planning and implementing the Holocaust, and emphasizes the process of persecution and establishment of the killing machinery of the Nazi state. It also highlights the importance of Holocaust education as a way to address human rights violations and better understand the world we live in today. The exhibit and lecture are free and open to the public.