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