In the 19th century, in fields as diverse as evolutionary theory (Darwin) and bacteriology (Pasteur), ‘the human sciences’ as we know it today were born.
Along with the promise of progress, science simultaneously espoused ideas about racial purity and ‘degeneration’. Sadly, many contemporary views on human nature have been greatly influenced by that seemingly distant world of social engineering and eugenic speculation.
And it is this haunting presence that so regularly appears to derail the progress we were promised.
The Nathan and Esther Pelz Holocaust Education Resource Center is honored to provide its expertise and consultation on the Jewish Museum Milwaukee’s exhibit, Degenerate! Hitler’s War on Modern Art, opening on February 23.
Sponsored by Nathan and Esther Pelz Holocaust Education Resource Center (HERC) and University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee | The Sam and Helen Stahl Center for Jewish Studies
Thu. May 11, 2023
7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Jewish Museum Milwaukee
1360 N Prospect Ave