The Holocaust, Genocide, and Human Rights Project invites you to a powerful presentation in honor of Human Rights Day. Award-winning Professor of History and German at Northwestern University (Evanston, Illinois), Peter Hayes, Ph.D. has spent his career teaching students about Nazi Germany and the Holocaust. In December, he will come to MCC to explain how the lessons of the Holocaust have implications for our future. Please join us for:
Why? Explaining the Holocaust
featuring Peter Hayes, Ph.D.
7 p.m. Wednesday, December 6, 2017
Warshof Conference Center, R. Thomas Flynn Campus Center (Monroe A &B)
Free and open to the public; tickets available online and at the
Flynn Campus Center Service Desk and the Downtown Campus Bookstore
Parking available in Lot M
About Dr. Hayes
Dr. Hayes is the Theodore Zev Weiss Holocaust Educational Foundation Professor of Holocaust Studies at Northwestern University. Prof. Hayes is the author or editor of twelve books. They include the prize-winning Industry and Ideology: IG Farben in the Nazi Era (1987, 2001) and Lessons and Legacies: The Meaning of the Holocaust in a Changing World (1991). From 2006 to 2010, he served as the only American member of the Independent Historians Commission on the History of the German Foreign Office in the Third Reich and the Federal Republic.
Although Dr. Hayes no longer teaches at Northwestern, he remains active in training secondary school and university teachers of courses on the Holocaust through organizations such as Facing History, the Holocaust Educational Foundation, the Jewish Foundation for the Righteous, and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. He also continues to lecture widely in the U.S. and abroad on the histories of Nazi Germany and the Holocaust. In September 2016, he was appointed as chair of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Academic Committee.