Andrew Port, a leading scholar of modern Germany and professor at Wayne State University, will present “Never Again: Germans and Genocide after the Holocaust” at Northern Michigan University on Thursday, Oct. 19. He will discuss how the Holocaust shaped German responses to modern-day genocides in other countries after 1945, and how these foreign atrocities recast Germany's understanding of its horrific history. NMU professors will also be present to contribute their expertise on the topic.
The talk is scheduled from 4-5:30 p.m. in Lydia M. Olson Library. It is free and open to the public.
Port is the author of Conflict and Stability in the German Democratic Republic and former editor of the flagship journal Central European History. He has won numerous prizes and fellowships, including the DAAD Prize for Distinguished Scholarship in German and European Studies.
NMU participating faculty members are: Robbie Goodrich, history professor; Petra Hendrickson, assistant professor of political science; and Anna Zimmer, associate professor of German.
This event is made possible by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and the American Library Association, with co-sponsorships by NMU's Departments of History, Political Science, Philosophy, and Languages, Literatures and International Studies.