Holocaust historian to talk at TTU Sept. 24
History professor and Holocaust scholar, Alon Confino, of the University of Virginia, will discuss his book, “A World Without Jews: the Nazi Imagination from Persecution to Genocide,” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24, in Tennessee Tech University’s Johnson Hall Auditorium.
In the book, Confino discusses German memories during the Third Reich. It won a 2011 Guggenheim Fellowship. Confino’s books frequently discuss how modern people imagine the world with an emphasis on memory, culture and nationhood.
Confino is the author of “Foundational Pasts: the Holocaust as Historical Understanding,” “Germany as a Culture of Remembrance: Promises and Limits of Writing History” and “The Nation as a Local Metaphor: Wurttemberg, Imperial Germany, and National Memory.” He is also working on a project about the 1948 war on Palestine.
Sponsored by TTU’s Center Stage, the lecture is free and open to the public. Johnson Hall is at 1105 N. Peachtree Ave. in Cookeville.