Discover the visual history of Holocaust representations at April 21 Baker-Nord Center symposium

Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities event flyerThe Holocaust and its perpetrators have left a legacy of evil that has permeated our lives and culture like no other. The Baker-Nord Center for Humanities will host a mini-symposium featuring two experts in Holocaust and visual studies who will explore visual images of perpetrators in art, literature, film and popular culture.

The symposium, titled “Legacies of Nazi Perpetrators: Looking at Hitler and Himmler Today,” will be held Thursday, April 21, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in Clark Hall, Room 206.

Brad Prager, professor of German and film studies at the University of Missouri—Columbia, will look at the use of photographs of Nazi relatives in order to cope with the National Social past within a German family.

Michael Richardson, interim dean of humanities and sciences and professor of German at Ithaca College, will discuss current Hitler representations in popular culture, which find wide distribution on the internet. These images often satirize Hitler and his appearance, such as the phenomena of Hitler cat or the comic “Hipster Hitler.” Richardson also will speak to the moral and ethical questions raised by such representations.

This event is co-sponsored by the Max Kade Center for German Studies and The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures.

Registration for the free event is available online.