Thu, Feb 16|
Monday Night Brewing Co.
Racial Violence in the American South: What the Nazis Thought
Time & Location
Feb 16, 7:00 PM
Monday Night Brewing Co., 14 12th St S, Birmingham, AL 35233, USA
About the event
This lecture focuses on German views of racism and lynching in the U.S. South in the 1930s and 1940s. What did the Nazis say about practices that, some have said, resembled Hitler’s treatment of Jews in the Third Reich? Did the Nazi regime praise anti-Black violence in the United States? Or were its views more complicated? Either way, American racial violence served a mirror through which Germans in the Third Reich examined their own project of racial engineering.
Dr. Jonathan Wiesen is Professor of History and Department Chair at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He is currently writing a book on U.S. anti-Black racism in the German imagination from 1918-1968. For 25 years he has taught classes on the Holocaust to university students.
General Admission$15.00+$0.38 service fee