Date: Thursday, July 28, 2022
Time: 12 - 1 p.m.
Location: Turchin Center Lecture Hall; Virtually via Zoom
Dr. Daniel Uziel, an Israeli historian and head of photographic collections at Yad Vashem, will present "A Central Visual Heritage of the Holocaust: The Wehrmacht and Anti-Jews Propaganda with Dr. Daniel Uziel" on Thursday, July 28, 2022, from 12 - 1 p.m. in the Turchin Center Lecture Hall.
Most of the visual documentation of World War II, from the German side, originates from the Propaganda Companies of the Wehrmacht. These specialized units were responsible, among others, for providing the German media with war correspondence materials. The Wehrmacht Propaganda organization supported the wartime anti-Semitic propaganda of the Nazi regime by providing relevant visual material. As a result, a significant portion of the core visual documentation of the Holocaust originates from this source. Uziel, an expert in the field of the Nazi party’s anti-Semitic propaganda and the Propagandakompanien, will speak about the reasons and circumstances of its creation.
This presentation is part of the 20th Anniversary Annual Martin & Doris Rosen Summer Symposium on Film and Photography During and After the Holocaust, by Appalachian State University’s Center for Judaic, Holocaust, and Peace Studies. Since its inception in 2002, the purpose and goal of the symposium has been to provide information and insights about the victims, perpetrators, and consequences of the Nazi Holocaust. For more information, please visit the Symposium website at https://holocaust.appstate.edu/teachers.
This presentation is also part of the Turchin Center for Visual Arts (TCVA) Lunch & Learn Lecture Series, which features interactive and informative programming that offers a behind-the-scenes view of the festival’s offerings in the visual arts, music, theater and dance. For more information, visit https://tcva.org/lunch-learn.
The presentation is free and open to the public. For more information, see https://tcva.org/event/a-central-visual-heritage-of-the-holocaust-the-wehrmacht-and-anti-jews-propaganda-with-dr-daniel-uziel.
About the Center for Judaic, Holocaust, and Peace Studies
Appalachian State University’s Center for Judaic, Holocaust, and Peace Studies was founded in 2002 to develop new educational opportunities for students, teachers and the community. Located administratively within the College of Arts and Sciences, the center seeks to strengthen tolerance, understanding and remembrance by increasing the knowledge of Jewish culture and history, teaching the history and meaning of the Holocaust, and utilizing these experiences to explore peaceful avenues for human improvement and the prevention of further genocides. The Center for Judaic, Holocaust, and Peace Studies is an associate institutional member of the Association of Jewish Studies, a member of the Association of Holocaust Organizations and a member of the North Carolina Consortium of Jewish Studies.
About the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts
Located on 423 W. King St. at the crossroads of campus and community, the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts at Appalachian State University engages visitors in dynamic and accessible exhibition, education, outreach and collection programs. These programs inspire and support a lifelong engagement with the visual arts and create opportunities for participants to learn more about themselves and the world around them. Learn more at https://tcva.appstate.edu/about/visit.