Holocaust Living History Workshop

Award-Winning Historian to Shed Light on Women of the Third Reich November 13, 2014

This year's Holocaust Living History Workshop (HLHW) series explores the themes of "Hidden Stories: Legacy of Pain," with a provocative line-up of speakers who will shed light on those lost, forgotten, or poorly documented stories and experiences, promoting a richer understanding of the Holocaust's myriad dimensions.

On November 13, 2014 historian Wendy Lower will explore Hitler's Furies: Ordinary Women? Lower, an award-winning professor of History at Claremont McKenna University, delves into the lives and experiences of German women in the Nazi killing fields. Her research chillingly debunks the age-old myth of the German woman as mother and breeder, removed from the tough, male-dominated world of politics and war. The women Lower labels "furies" humiliated their victims, plundered their goods, and often killed them. And, like many of their male counterparts, they got away with murder.

Interested members of the public and campus community are invited to attend the events and hear local Holocaust survivors, witnesses, relatives, and scholars share their stories. Participants can also learn about the Visual History Archive, the world's largest database of Holocaust testimony. All sessions are free and open to the public, and will be held in Geisel Library's Seuss Room, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., with the exception of the May 6, 2014 talk, which will be held in the Calit@ auditorium.

To find out more about UC San Diego's Holocaust Living History Workshop, contact Susanne Hillman, the program coordinator at hlhw@ucsd.edu or go to: http://library.ucsd.edu/hlhw. Training in the use of the Visual History Archive is available for individuals and groups upon appointment.

The Library is hoping to build financial support for this year's HLHW series through sponsorships and leadership gifts, which will help to ensure the program's ongoing stability. To learn more, please contact Julie Sully, the Library's Director of Development, at jsully@ucsd.edu or 858.822.4554.

Exhibits & Events

"That's the Ticket: Voting in the 19th Century."

  • November 4 – December 22, 2014
  • Lobby, Geisel Library.
  • For more information:
  • Webpage.

“HLHW lecture: Hitler’s Furies: Ordinary Women?”

  • November 13, 2014 5:00 to 7:00 pm
  • Seuss Room, Geisel Library.
  • For more information:
  • Webpage.

“Silent Films of LJ Cinema League.”

  • November 13, 2014 7:00 to 8:30 pm
  • Coast Room, Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego.
  • 700 Prospect Street, La Jolla
  • For more information:
  • Webpage.

“Annual Turkey Calling Show.”

  • November 26, 2014 Noon to 1:00 pm
  • Seuss Room, Geisel Library.
  • For more information:
  • Webpage.

"HLHW Lecture: A Childhood in Hiding.”

  • January 21, 2014 5:00 to 7:00 pm
  • Seuss Room, Geisel Library.
  • For more information:
  • Webpage.

“National Kazoo Day.”

  • January 28, 2014 Noon to 1:00 pm
  • Seuss Room, Geisel Library.
  • For more information:
  • Webpage.

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