Holocaust Museum Houston presents Dr. Alon Confino
Meet Dr. Alon Confino, a professor of History at the University of Virginia and author of A World Without Jews: The Nazi Imagination from Persecution to Genocide. Dr. Confino will discuss his book, which draws on an array of archives across three continents to propose a penetrating new assessment of one of the central moral problems of the 20th century.
The author explores how Germans came to conceive of the idea of a Germany without Jews. He traces the stories the Nazis told themselves - where they came from and where they were heading - and how those stories led to the conclusion that Jews must be eradicated in order for the new Nazi civilization to arise. As Germans imagined a future world without Jews, persecution and extermination became imaginable, and even justifiable.
There will be a book signing after the lecture.