Dr. Peter Hayes: Science, Technology & the Holocaust
Thursday October 7th, 2014 Wilson Hall 126
Our first lecture in this year’s series will be given by Prof. Peter Hayes of Northwestern University, a historian of the Holocaust and an expert on German industrial firms and their role in the Holocaust. Prof Hayes will provide a broad introduction to this year’s theme. He received his doctorate from Yale University in 1982, and is currently the Theodore Zev Weiss Holocaust Educational Foundation Professor at Northwestern. He is the author or editor of eleven books, including the prize winners Industry and Ideology: IG Farben in the Nazi Era and Lessons; and Legacies I: The Meaning of the Holocaust in a Changing World; as well as The Oxford Handbook of Holocaust Studies (ed. with John K. Roth); and the forthcoming How Was It Possible? A Holocaust Reader. Prof. Hayes has received numerous teaching awards at Northwestern, and in June 2014, he became the chair of the Academic Committee at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C..