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From Perpetrators of Genocide to Ordinary Germans: The Transformation of Nazi War Criminals in Postwar Germany

Thu. Nov 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Annual Berger Family Holocaust Lecture with Hilary Earl, Nipissing University

Seventeen million civilians were killed during World War II. Of these, six million were Jewish—deliberately targeted by Nazi perpetrators in a European-wide campaign of mass murder. Murdering that many people required thousands of individual perpetrators. Very few of these men were ever fully prosecuted: only 185 were tried and sentenced in the 13 Nuremberg trials between 1945 and 1949.

For a variety of reasons, most of these men were released from prison in the 1950s before their sentences were complete. Using legal and archival sources, this talk explores the means by which convicted war criminals reintegrated into German society, their criminal pasts all but forgotten and ignored.

Sponsored by the Jewish Studies Program.

For more information contact: Sherry Berard, sherry.berard@colby.edu, 207-859-5320

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Date:
Thu. Nov 9
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Colby College
Phone:
207-859-4000
Website:
www.colby.edu

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Colby College
4000 Mayflower Hill
Waterville, 04901 United States
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Phone:
207-859-4000
Website:
www.colby.edu