The Architects of Auschwitz

How is architecture used to commit genocide?

Perhaps no other concentration camp informs our understanding and memory of the Holocaust more than Auschwitz. Yet how was it built, and who were the architects who made it physically possible?

Dr. Robert Jan van Pelt, a professor at the University of Waterloo’s School of Architecture, was an expert witness in Deborah Lipstadt’s defense in the civil libel suit brought against her by British author and Holocaust denier David Irving in 1996.

This VIRTUAL ZOOM program is free and open to the public.

Register HERE.

Generously sponsored by Bradley and Marilyn Shovers

This program is hosted by the Nathan and Esther Pelz Holocaust Education Resource Center and is co-sponsored with the American Institute of Architects Wisconsin.





Promotional partners: Coalition for Jewish Learning, Congregation Shalom, Marquette University Public History Program, Master of Arts in Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Stockton University, Midwest Center for Holocaust Education, Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design, Milwaukee Turners, Polish Center of Wisconsin, Museum of Jewish Heritage- A Living Memorial to the Holocaust, The Sam and Helen Stahl Center for Jewish Studies, Sara and Sam Schoffer Holocaust Resource Center at Stockton University, and the Wisconsin Historical Society.


Thu. January 19, 2023


 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


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