Join Dr. Daniel Magilow for a discussion of Why? Explaining the Holocaust by Peter Hayes on Wednesday, April 26, noon to 1:00 in the East Tennessee History Center auditorium. A light lunch will be available for the first 30 attendees.
“With Why? Explaining the Holocaust, Hayes has written a book that synthesizes the complex history of the 20th century’s signature catastrophe,” Magilow said. “In light of the Holocaust’s renewed presence in American political discourse, Why? is a particularly timely book because it helps show how the memory of the Holocaust is being used and abused.”
This program is the fifth in the Books Sandwiched In series’ focus on diversity, in partnership with the University of Tennessee College of Arts and Sciences. Books Sandwiched In is sponsored by the Friends of Knox County Public Library.
Magilow received a bachelor's degree in Comparative Literature from Columbia University and a doctorate in German from Princeton University. Before coming to the University of Tennessee, he was the 2005–2006 Pearl Resnick Postdoctoral Fellow at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. Magilow is the author, editor and translator of four books.
The focus on diversity will resume on July 26 when Jackie Clay and Ronni Chandler return to continue the discussion of Rac(e)ing to Class: Confronting Poverty and Race in Schools and Classrooms by Richard Milner.