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USHMM- A Priest in a Nazi Collar: German Military Chaplains and the Holocaust

Event details
Calendar   Speaking Engagements
Location Virtually
Date Thu, Mar 7, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Duration   1h

During World War II, approximately 1,000 Christian chaplains served the German military. What role did these Catholic priests and Protestant pastors play in the Holocaust? Drawing on a wide array of sources—chaplains' letters, military reports, Jewish testimonies, photographs, and popular culture—this lecture offers insight into how some Christian clergy advanced the cause of genocide in Nazi Germany.

View the live program virtually on YouTube. 

Opening Remarks
Dr. Lisa Leff, Director, Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Dr. Doris Bergen, J. B. and Maurice C. Shapiro Senior Scholar-in-Residence, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum; Chancellor Rose and Ray Wolfe Professor of Holocaust Studies in the Department of History and the Anne Tanenbaum Centre for Jewish Studies, University of Toronto

Dr. Rebecca Carter-Chand, Director, Programs on Ethics, Religion, and the Holocaust, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

This program is free and open to the public. Registration is required.

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