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Brownbag lecture: "RACIAL POLICIES OF THE SS during WWII"
Author: Brownbag lecture: RACIAL POLICIES OF THE SS during WWII
Posted: October 16, 2007
Title: Brownbag lecture: “RACIAL POLICIES OF THE SS during WWII”

What: Alexa Stiller, a PhD candidate at the University of Hanover, will be at PSU to give a lunchtime lecture on the topic: "A New Order Through Ethnic Cleansing: The Policy of the SS in the Annexed Territories during WWII."

Her discussion draws from her findings from her dissertation project, “The ‘Volkstumspolitik’ of the SS, 1939-1945.” Her research focuses on the RKVD’s leading role in charting and carrying out Nazi racial policy in Western Poland, Alsace-Lorraine, and Slovenia. She will also explore the RuSHA Case of the Nuremberg Subsequent Proceedings and examine the case’s conception, why other agencies which deported Jews and Poles were not tried, and what connection the prosecutors found between the ‘Volkstumspolitik’ and the Holocaust while they were first using the term “genocide.”

Ms. Stiller’s discussion will reveal a deeper understanding of the ‘Final Solution’ and its relation to the Germanization of living space and the National Socialist “new order.”
When: Tuesday, October 16, 2007. 12:00 – 1:00 pm.Where: Smith Memorial Student Union 228 (Multicultural Center).Cost: This event is free and open to the public.
Contact: Please call 503-725-4832 for more information.Background: Ms. Alexa Stiller is a Ph.D. Candidate and a Lecturer at the Department of History, University of Hannover. She received an M.A. in History, Sociology, and Political Science from the same university. Ms. Stiller is the recipient of research grants and scholarships from the German Historical Institute in Warsaw, the Heinrich Boell Foundation, and the German Historical Institute in Washington, D.C. She is a research fellow at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum's Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies. She has also had internships at the U.S. National Archives and Record Administration and the Federal Archives in Berlin.

Sponsored by the Judaic Studies department, the History department, and Friends of History.