Guest Lecturers

Guest Lecturer: Wendy Lower

Wendy LowerWendy Lower is the John K. Roth Professor of History at Claremont McKenna College.  She is the recipient of a German Research Foundation fellowship and lectures at Ludwig Maximilians Universitaet, Munich, and works as a historical consultant for the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum.  This past October, Lower published “Hitler’s Furies: German Women in the Nazi Killing Fields”, which was a finalist for the 2013 National Book Award and the National Jewish Book Award.  The book follows Lower’s research as she shows the myriad ways that women were involved in the perpetration of the many Nazi victims during the Second World War.  Her book was featured in the New York Times and has received countless outstanding reviews.  Our students were privileged to hear Professor Lower talk about the book, and share details of her research and process of writing.

The National Book Foundation says “Hitler’s Furies will challenge our deepest beliefs: genocide is women’s business too, and the evidence can be hidden for seventy years.”

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To find out more about Hitler’s Furies, and to purchase your own copy, please click here.

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