Jeffrey Herf

University of Maryland

Programs: Society, Culture & PoliticsRegions: GermanyCategory: Analysis

Dr. Jeffrey Herf is Distinguished University Professor in the Department of History at the University of Maryland in College Park. His recent publications include Undeclared Wars with Israel: East Germany and the West German Radical Left, 1967-1989 (Cambridge University Press, 2016), published in Germany in Fall 2019 as Unerklaerte Kriege gegen Israel (Wallstein Verlag); Nazi Propaganda for the Arab World (Yale University Press, 2009); The Jewish Enemy: Nazi Propaganda during World War II and the Holocaust (Harvard University Press, 2006); and Divided Memory: The Nazi Past in the Two Germanys (Harvard University Press, 1997). His work in progress is “Israel’s Moment: Support and Opposition in the United States and Europe, 1944-1949.”

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Auschwitz is a Warning: Comments on the Seventy-Fifth Anniversary of the Arrival of the Red Army at Auschwitz-Birkenau

I want to discuss three points regarding Auschwitz and Holocaust Memory Today. First, despite a massive scholarship on the subject, knowledge in the public and in the world of policy …