"Racial Hygiene" in Nazi Germany 2/11
Professor Maureen Healy of the Department of History at Lewis & Clark College will examine the legal avenues through which the Nazi regime excluded Jews from German society in the 1930s. Rejecting a traditional view of Jews as members of a religious or cultural community, the Nazis sought to define Jews as members of a race determined by blood and birth. This talk will explore the dubious “science” underpinning Nazi racial laws and examine ways that German Jews coped with their shrinking legal and civic identities.
Preregistration is required.