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Humanities Lecture Series – Nazi Monsters or Nazi Humans? (2/14/17 at 7:30 p.m.)

Posted 02/10/2017
Submitted by Nicholas Ealy
Category: Campus Announcements

The University of Hartford Humanities Center Lecture Series “Our Monsters, Ourselves” continues Tuesday, February 14 at 7:30 p.m. in the Dana 201 (Mali 1) Lecture Hall.

The lecture series is FREE and OPEN TO ALL.

The second lecture, titled “The Sadism of Ordinary Men: Nazi Monsters or Nazi Humans?” will be delivered by Avinoam Patt PhD, Feltman Professor of Modern Jewish History at the University of Hartford.

This talk will address the question as to why we seem more comfortable with viewing Nazis as monsters than with facing the possibility that they might be ordinary human beings like the rest of us.

Dr. Patt holds a PhD in History from NYU. His research focuses on topics related to Jewish culture before, during and after the Holocaust.

The Lecture Series was developed and is led by Amanda Walling PhD, Associate Professor in the department of English and Modern Languages (A&S).

The Humanities Center at the University of Hartford supports interdisciplinary scholarship focusing on the humanities through art, science, technology, media, music, psychology, history, film, philosophy and literature. For more information, contact Nicholas Ealy, Interim Director, at