Among the many public events sponsored by the Center are the annual Raul Hilberg Memorial Lecture and the triennial Miller Symposium, an important intellectual forum for leading Holocaust scholars from around the world. The Hilberg Lecture honors the memory of one of the founding figures of the field, who spent almost his entire academic career at UVM, from 1956 to 1991.

Hilberg Lectures 

The texts of the following Hilberg Lectures are available for download. 

The texts of the following Hilberg Lectures are available in hard copy for a $5 postage and handling charge. Please email to order copies.

  • Roseman, Mark. "Making Sense of the Murderers: Nazi Perpetrators in Victims' Eyes" (Hilberg Lecture, 2009)
  • Herf, Jeffrey. "Globalizing Anti-Semitism: Nazi Germany's Arabic Language Propaganda during World War II and the Holocaust" (Hilberg Lecture, 2010)
  • Stephenson, Jill. "Two Sides of a Coin: 'Aryan' Health and Racial Persecution" (Hilberg Lecture, 2004)
  • Zuccotti, Susan. "Two Popes and the Holocaust: An Examination of the Controversy" (Hilberg Lecture, 2002)
  • Kershaw, Ian. "Hitler's 'Prophecy' and the 'Final Solution' (Hilberg Lecture 2001)
  • Bartov, Omer. "The Holocaust: From Event and Experience to Memory and Representation" (Hilberg Lecture, 2000)
  • Mommsen, Hans. "The German Resistance Movement and the Holocaust" (Hilberg Lecture, 1999)
  • Hayes, Peter. "Culture and Context: The Shoah, The Germans and Us" (Hilberg Lecture, 1998)
  • Ryan, Allan A., Jr. "Investigating and Prosecuting Nazi War Criminals" (Hilberg Lecture, 1997)
  • Friedlander, Saul. "The Demise of the German Mandarins: The German University and the Jews (1933-1939)" (Hilberg Lecture, 1995)

The texts of the following Hilberg Lectures are no longer available.

  • Eliach, Yaffa. "The Tower of Life at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum: Restoring my Vanished Shtetl" (Hilberg Lecture, 1994)
  • Bauer, Yehuda. "Is the Holocaust Explicable?" (Hilberg Lecture, 1993)
  • Browning, Christopher R. "The Face of the Perpetrators" (Hilberg Lecture, 1992)


Occasional Papers

Henry A. Lea of University of Massachusetts-Amherst delivered a lecture at UVM on November 18, 2009, titled: “PDF icon Criminals with Doctorates: An SS Officer in the Killing Fields of Russia, as Told by the Novelist Jonathan Littell.” This is a report about the Holocaust novel The Kindly Ones which deals with events that were the subject of a war crimes trial in Nuremberg. Lea was one of the courtroom interpreters at that trial; several defendants whose testimony he translated appear as major characters in Littell's novel.