Prof. Ruth Schwertfeger’s most recent book is the first scholarly publication in English to break the silence of Stutthof, a concentration camp largely unknown outside of Poland. In this lecture, Prof. Schwertfeger will share her groundbreaking research into this little-known camp, where 120,000 people were interned and at least 65,000 perished.
RUTH SCHWERTFEGER is Professor Emerita of German at UWM. Her latest book is A Nazi Camp Near Danzig: Perspectives on Shame and on the Holocaust from Stutthof (Bloomsbury, 2022). She is also the author of In Transit: Narratives of German Jews in Exile, Flight, and Internment During ‘The Dark Years’ of France; The Wee Wild One: Stories of Belfast and Beyond; and Women of Theresienstadt: Voices from a Concentration Camp.
The Stahl Center Distinguished Lecture is made possible by a generous gift from the Baye Foundation.
Cosponsored by the Nathan & Esther Pelz Holocaust Education Resource Center and UWM’s Golda Meir Libraries.
Also supported by UWM’s Departments of Ancient & Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures; Global Studies; and History; and by the German Program and the Program in Russian & East European Studies.
Wed. November 2, 2022
Golda Meir Library
2311 E Hartford Ave.
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