The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies cordially invites you to:
THE SIXTEENTH JOSEPH AND REBECCA MEYERHOFF ANNUAL LECTURE Between God and Hitler: German Military Chaplains and the Holocaust
Doris L. Bergen
Chancellor Rose and Ray Wolfe Professor of Holocaust Studies
Department of History, University of Toronto
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 27, 7-8:30 P.M.
Joseph and Rebecca Meyerhoff Theater
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
100 Raoul Wallenberg Place, SW
DORIS L. BERGEN is the Chancellor Rose and Ray Wolfe Professor of Holocaust Studies in the Department of History at the University of Toronto, and formerly associate professor of history at the University of Notre Dame (1996Ė2006). She was also a Charles H. Revson Foundation Fellow at the Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies (1998) and is currently a member of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museumís Academic Committee. Professor Bergenís books include Twisted Cross: The German Christian Movement in the Third Reich (1996); War and Genocide: A Concise History of the Holocaust (2003); and The Sword of the Lord: Military Chaplains from the First to the Twenty-First Centuries (editor, 2004). For this yearís Joseph and Rebecca Meyerhoff Annual Lecture, she is addressing the topic of German military chaplains and the Holocaust. Though it is now well established that the regular military played an integral part in the destruction of European Jewish communities, the experiences and conduct of the approximately 1,000 clergymen, Protestant and Catholic, who ministered to the Wehrmacht have not previously been closely examined. Professor Bergen will discuss her latest research on their role as they accompanied Hitlerís army on its rampage across Europe.
THE JOSEPH AND REBECCA MEYERHOFF ANNUAL LECTURE honors excellence in research on the Holocaust and fosters dissemination of important, new Holocaust scholarship. Joseph and Rebecca Meyerhoff of Baltimore, Maryland, were active philanthropists in the United States and abroad, focusing especially on Jewish learning and scholarship, music, the arts, and humanitarian causes. Their children, Eleanor Katz and Harvey M. Meyerhoff, member and chairman emeritus, United States Holocaust Memorial Council, have endowed this lecture.
A reception follows the lecture. Reservations are requested. RSVP online at www.ushmm.org/events/meyerhofflecture2010
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