UNH Lecture Explores Role of Women in Nazi Germany
Contact: Erika Mantz
UNH Media Relations
Oct. 6, 2003
DURHAM, N.H. – The Endowed Fund for Holocaust Education at
the University of New Hampshire will host the second annual Hans
Heilbronner Lecture Thursday, Oct. 16, 2003. Susannah Heschel,
Eli Black Chair in Jewish Studies at Dartmouth College, will speak
at 4 p.m. in the 1925 Room of the Elliott Alumni Center. Her lecture
is free and open to the public.
An associate professor of religion, Heschel will present “Does
Atrocity Have a Gender? Women in the SS.” Her research areas
include modern Jewish thought, feminist theology and German Protestantism.
She coedited a volume of essays, “Betrayal: The German Churches
and the Holocaust,” with Robert Ericksen, and is finishing
work on a book called “When Jesus Was an Aryan: Protestant
Theology in Nazi Germany.”
The Hans Heilbronner Lecture is named in honor of Hans Heilbronner,
a retired professor of Russian history who taught at UNH for more
than 30 years. He was one of the first Jewish faculty members at
the university, and his family escaped Nazi Germany after his veteran
father was released from a concentration camp.