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3-18-2015

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SPEAKERS: Simon Schweber, Harold Marcuse, Andrew Port

DESCRIPTION: As part of its series on Public History, the Strassler Center brought together three eminent scholars to examine how historical events, particularly genocide, are interpreted, used, or manipulated toward specific ends. Harold Marcuse, University of California, Santa Barbara; “Teaching the Holocaust to the Millennial Generation: The New Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust.” Andrew Port, Wayne State University; “To Intervene or Not To Intervene — in Foreign Genocides: The Political Use of the Holocaust in German Intervention Debates in the 1990s.” Simone Schweber, University of Wisconsin; “Mystifying History: Holocaust Narratives in Fundamentalist Schools.”

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