Center Participates in German Initiative to Fight Antisemitism and Strengthen Democracy
Late last fall, Center director Dr. Pegelow Kaplan traveled to Germany to participate in an international conference on the role of the police during the Holocaust as well as one of the many initiatives to counter the rise in antisemitism in the Berlin Republic. As part of its broader goals of strengthening democracy and supporting civil society, the German Federal Agency for Civic Education interviewed international experts in Holocaust and perpetrator studies on a range of key issues from the legal prosecution of perpetrators to the role of language in Nazism. Participants included Prof. emeritus Christopher R. Browning (Tacoma, WA), Prof. Dan Michman, the director of Yad Vashem’s International Institute for Holocaust Studies (Jerusalem), senior public prosecutor Andreas Brendel (Dortmund), and Center director Prof. Thomas Pegelow Kaplan (Boone, NC). Excerpts of these interviews were recently made available. See https://www.bpb.de/mediathek/305459/-zur-rolle-der-sprache-im-nationalsozialismus.