Tuesday, October 274:00pm to 5:30pm
From the UW Stroum Center for Jewish Studies;
Ideologies of Racial Superiority and Purity: Why Did Germany and Japan Engage in Such Extreme Mass Murder During World War II?
With Daniel Chirot, Professor, International Studies
Though there were differences between Germany’s effort to wipe out Jews (and others) and Japan’s massacres, there was a common ideological basis for these outrages. What lay behind Nazi ideology and Japan’s aggressive militarism, and why were they so vicious? A comparison helps put what happened in perspective and shows why we cannot exclude the possibility that something like this could happen again. RSVP for a single lecture or entire series >