A World Without Jews: The Nazi Imagination from Persecution to Genocide
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (EST)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Dr. Alon Confino is a professor in the department of history at the University of Virginia and also at Ben-Gurion University in Israel. He is the author of A World Without Jews: The Nazi Imagination from Persecution to Genocide (Yale University Press, 2014), which received a 2011 Guggenheim Fellowship.
What was the story the Nazis told themselves about their past that legitimize the persecution and extermination of the Jews? The Nazis had a revolutionary spatial policy to conquer the entire Continent, enslaving and exterminating millions. What, then, was the revolutionary concept of time that accompanied this revolutionary policy of space? What was the imagination of time and of history that gave meaning and legitimacy to their radical exterminatory policies? Presenting his new book, Confino traces the Nazi imagination of a world without Jews, and how it made the persecution and extermination conceivable and imaginable.
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Georgetown University's Center for Jewish Civilization
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