UVM Center for Holocaust Studies Events Calendar

Mon Apr 13 2020

  • CANCELLED! Enemy of the People: The Munich Post and the Journalists Who Opposed Hitler
    5:05pm - 6:20pm
    Venue TBA

    THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED AS A RESULT OF THE COVID-19 SITUATION. WE HOPE TO RE-SCHEDULE THE SPEAKER FOR A FUTURE TIME.


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    Enemy of the People: The Munich Post and the Journalists Who Opposed Hitler


    Retired Associated Press journalist and UVM alumnus Terrence Petty will discuss his new book, Enemy of the People: The Munich Post and the Journalists Who Opposed Hitler. He will also reflect on his long career in journalism and on how his youth in Vermont and education as a history major at UVM prepared him for it.


    Terrence Petty was an Associated Press journalist for nearly 35 years, including a decade as a Germany-based foreign correspondent. A seventh-generation Vermonter, he was born and raised in the southern Champlain Valley. After graduating from UVM in 1974 with a BA in History, he got his start in journalism with the Addison Independent in Middlebury. He then worked at newspapers in Syracuse and Albany before taking a job with the AP in 1982. From 1987 to 1997 Petty was based in Bonn, Germany, where he reported on the last years of the Cold War. He traveled into the East bloc, writing about pro-democracy movements, the geopolitical ramifications of the fall of the Berlin Wall, and the neo-Nazi violence that flared after the two German states merged and continues to this day. He reported on the solemn commemorations of the 50th anniversary of the liberation of Nazi concentration camps in 1995, and in 1995/96 reported from Bosnia on the discovery of mass graves and on NATO's efforts to enforce a peace agreement among the warring sides. From 1997 to his retirement in 2017, Petty worked for the AP in Rhode Island and Portland, Oregon. Petty's book, Enemy of The People: The Munich Post and The Journalists Who Opposed Hitler, was published in May 2019. It is the culmination of about 15 years of research, which included trips to Munich and elsewhere in Germany to search for and read documents and other archival material. Petty and his wife Christina, also a native Vermonter, reside in Portland, Oregon. Petty continues to conduct research on German topics.

    This event will take place in the framework of Prof. Alan Steinweis' class on the History of the Holocaust. This session is open to the public and free.

    All attendees are invited to a catered reception immediately following the event.

Mon Apr 20 2020

  • CANCELLED! Nazi Eugenics: History and Memory
    5:05pm - 6:20pm
    Marsh Lounge, Billings Library

    THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED AS A RESULT OF THE COVID-19 SITUATION. WE HOPE TO RE-SCHEDULE THE SPEAKER FOR A FUTURE TIME.


    To sign up for e-mail notices about our public events, please got to the link on the front page of our website, https://www.uvm.edu/cas/holocauststudies


    A panel discussion about Nazi eugenics featuring Prof. Lutz Kaelber of the UVM Department of Sociology and Prof. Annette Eberle of the Catholic University of Applied Sciences, Munich-Benediktbeuern, Germany.


    Additional details will be posted here.


    This event will take place in the framework of Prof. Alan Steinweis' class on the History of the Holocaust. This session is open to the public and free.

Thu Oct 22 2020

  • Annual Hilberg Lecture by Nikolaus Wachsmann, Birkbeck College, Univ of London
    7:00pm - 8:30pm
    TBA

    The Annual Raul Hilberg Memorial Lecture

    Speaker: Prof. Nikolaus Wachsmann, Birkbeck College, University of London

    Topic and Venue TBA