Rudolf Vrba Memorial Lecture for 2016-17: "The Murderers Are Among Us": Images of Holocaust Perpetrators from the Third Reich to the Present


Thursday, November 17, 2016 - 17:00 to 19:00


Buchanan A, Rm. 101
1866 Main Mall
V6T 1Z1 Vancouver , BC


The Holocaust Education Committee of the Department of History, University of British Columbia is pleased to present the

Rudolf Vrba Memorial Lecture for 2016-17

Thomas Kühne
Professor of History and Strassler Family Chair in the Study of Holocaust History Clark University

"The Murderers Are Among Us": Images of Holocaust Perpetrators from the Third Reich to the Present



The Rudolf Vrba Memorial Lecture honours the memory of Dr. Rudolf Vrba, who was a distinguished medical researcher and professor of pharmacology at UBC for many decades before his death in 2006. Rudolf Vrba also played a critical role in the history of the Holocaust as one of only five Jewish prisoners who ever escaped from Auschwitz. The report written by Rudolf Vrba and his fellow-prisoner Alfred Wetzler following their escape in 1944 was the first eyewitness report about what was happening inside Auschwitz. It is considered a foundational document for understanding the facts about the Holocaust. 


About the Presenter

Professor Kühne is a prominent expert on the history of modern Germany and the Holocaust. His many publications include Belonging and Genocide: Hitler’s Community, 1918-1945 (Yale University Press, 2010).