In his lecture, Paul Jaskot, author of “The Architecture of Oppression: The SS, Forced Labor and the Nazi Monumental Building Economy,” will argue for the importance of spatial analysis to the study of the Holocaust. Focusing on Auschwitz and the SS camp system, he will incorporate perpetrator documents about the built environment; survivor testimonies concerning construction as forced labor; and digital mapping of the camp and camp system to produce an integrated history of how the Holocaust happened and was experienced.
The Joseph and Rebecca Meyerhoff Annual Lecture honors excellence in research on the Holocaust and fosters dissemination of important, new Holocaust scholarship.
Admission is free.
Event submitted by U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum.