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Ghettos and Death Camps in German Occupied Poland 1939-1943

Thursday, February 8, 2018
4:00pm – 6:00pm

Storrs Campus
Heritage Room, Babbidge 4th floor

DHMS Talk by Helmut Walser Smith (Vanderbilt University): "Ghettos and Death Camps in German Occupied Poland 1939-1943 - What the Digital Humanities and Spatial Evidence Tell Us"

Martha Rivers Ingram Chair of History; Professor of German Studies Director, Digital Humanities

Helmut Walser Smith is a historian of modern Germany, with particular interests in the history of nation-building and nationalism, religious history, and the history of anti-Semitism. He is the author of _German Nationalism and Religious Conflict, 1870-1914_ (Princeton, 1995), and a number of edited collections, including _The Oxford Handbook of Modern German History_ (Oxford, 2011), _Protestants, Catholics and Jews in Germany, 1800-1914_ (Oxford, 2001), _The Holocaust and other Genocides: History, Representation, Ethics_ (Nashville, 2002), and, with Werner Bergmann and Christhard Hoffmann, _Exclusionary Violence: Antisemitic Riots in Modern German History_ (Ann Arbor, 2002). His book, _The Butcher's Tale: Murder and Anti-Semitism in a German Town_ (New York, 2002), received the Fraenkel Prize in Contemporary History and was an L.A. Times Non-Fiction Book of the Year. It has also been translated into French, Dutch, Polish, and German, where it received an accolade as one of the three most innovative works of history published in 2002. Smith has also authored _The Continuities of German History: Nation, Religion, and Race across the Long Nineteenth Century_ (Cambridge University Press, 2008), and is presently working on a book on German conceptions of nation before, during, and after nationalism.

Contact:

anke.finger@uconn.edu

Humanities Institute (primary), Geography Department, History Department, UConn Master Calendar

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