January 2003 sees the start of the second series of lectures hosted by the Stiftung Denkmal für die ermordeten Juden Europas. This series is being organised jointly with the Stiftung Brandenburgische Gedenkstätten and the Vertretung des Saarlandes beim Bund, which has kindly provided the venue: the lectures will be held in its conference hall, which is in the immediate vicinity of the Memorial site.
As in the first series in autumn 2002, the lectures will focus on non-Jewish victims of the Nazi regime and the persecution they suffered. In accordance with its legal mandate, the Foundation is seeking to play an active role in keeping alive the memory of all the victims of the Nazi regime.
Six academic experts will give talks on the following topics: medical experiments on humans, children and young people in concentration camps, campaigns of terror against homosexuals, persecution of Catholics and social fringe groups and Nazi sterilisation policies.
The complete program can be downloaded here.
The lecture series will be officially opened by the president of Berlins Jewish community, Dr. Alexander Brenner on Monday, 20 January 2003, at 6.00 p.m. This will be followed by a lecture by Professor Paul Weindling on »Human Experiments. Medicine and Genocide during the Nazi Regime«.
The remaining lectures will be each Tuesday at 6.00 p.m. in the Vertretung des Saarlandes beim Bund, Friedrich-Johann-Stengel-Saal, In den Ministergärten 4, 10117 Berlin.
We look forward to welcoming you!