Confronting the Scars of Nazism: Buchenwald Concentration Camp in the Public Memory (Elizabeth Harrington Lambert, Franklin College and Indiana University) - LIB100/201 Approved!
Date and TimeTuesday, March 18, 2014
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
- Niemeyer 148
Join us for a visual journey through German landscapes scarred by Nazism, Stalinism and Socialism. This presentation focuses on the city of Weimar, known as Germany's culture capital, and the neighboring ruins of Buchenwald concentration camp. We will focus specifically on the history and legacies of Buchenwald: built by the Third Reich in 1937, liberated by American GIs in 1945, then operated as a Soviet Gulag from 1945-1951. Through the account of one town's relationship with its architectural legacies of Nazism and their use in a successive German dictatorship, we will explore the ways in which Weimar and Buchenwald have shaped and have been shaped by local, German national and global memory of the Holocaust and divided Germany.