11 2018

The Pink Triangle: The History of the Nazi Persecution of Homosexuals

10:00AM - 11:00AM  

Arnold Hall, Jewish Studies Center

Contact Mark Swick

In 2008, the city of Berlin opened the Memorial to Homosexuals Persecuted under
Nazism proximate to the other memorials to the groups persecuted or murdered by the Nazi regime. In this talk, Professor David Shneer will explore the history behind the persecution of homosexuals and then explore various attempts to memorialize the past to make meaning in the present. Shneer will also question whether this persecution can be considered part of the Holocaust.

David Shneer holds the Louis P. Singer Chair in Jewish History at the University of Colorado Boulder. He takes his scholarship off the page and into life through his curatorial and performance work. His book, Through Soviet Jewish Eyes: Photography, War, and the Holocaust (Rutgers University Press, 2011) was the winner of the 2013 Jordan Schnitzer Prize of the Association for Jewish Studies and finalist for the National Jewish Book Award.

Sponsored by the Zucker/Goldberg Center for Holocaust Studies

Sponsor: Yaschik/Arnold Jewish Studies Program