Opening Night 2022
The Hitler Conspiracies
Conspiratorial thinking exploded during the pandemic. Where does it come from and what does it have to do with the Holocaust? Join us to unpack and contextualize the conspiracy theory famously described as a “Warrant for Genocide” with scholar of Nazi Germany Sir Richard Evans, author of eighteen books including The Hitler Conspiracies. Join us for a thought-provoking discussion to launch this year's Holocaust Education Week and set the stage for what is sure to be an insightful week of programs and learning.
This program is free. Registration is required to attend in person. For those who are unable to join us in person, there will be a recording of the program made available on the Virtual J after the live event.
Presented in partnership with Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies at the Munk School, University of Toronto.
Sir Richard Evans was born in London and educated at Oxford University. He has taught at Columbia University and Birkbeck, University of London, and since 2014 has been the Regius Professor Emeritus of History at the University of Cambridge. His many publications include an acclaimed three-volume history of the Third Reich and a recent collection of essays, The Third Reich in History and Memory. A Fellow of the British Academy and the Royal Society of Literature, he is a past winner of the Wolfson History Prize, and was twice a History Honoree at the Los Angeles Times Book Awards. In 2012, he was appointed Knight Bachelor in the Queen’s birthday honors list, for services to scholarship.