Join us for a conversation with Dr. Edward Westermann focusing on his research around perpetrator behavior in Nazi Germany. By examining the stories and choices of perpetrators, bystanders, upstanders, and rescuers during the Holocaust, we are not only better able to understand what happened during this crucial period of the twentieth century but can reach a deeper understanding of the range of human behavior in any time of crisis.
This webinar will explore new scholarship about the role of alcohol consumption in the Third Reich and its connection to atrocities in Eastern Europe. We'll gain insights into the mindsets of Nazi officers and how to help students grapple with difficult moral questions. By examining what led some to limit their universes of obligation and see the lives of others as not worth protecting, we can better understand the forces in our own lives that might encourage us to act cruelly or inhumanely, or to ignore such actions by others.
Captioning will be provided during this webinar, which takes place from 7–8 PM ET/6–7 PM CT/ 5–6 PM MT/4–5 PM PT. If this time doesn’t work for your schedule, be sure to register and we’ll notify you once the recording is available on our On-Demand Learning Center.
At the conclusion of the webinar, you will be able to download a certificate of completion for one-hour of professional development from the webinar console. Check with your school district in advance of the webinar to ensure that the professional development credit is accepted.
About the Speaker:
Dr. Edward Westermann, Professor and Author
Dr. Edward Westermann is a professor of history at Texas A & M University. He is the author of Drunk on Genocide. Dr. Westermann has been a Fulbright Fellow, a German Academic Exchange Service Fellow, and a Fellow at the Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies at the US Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC. He received his Ph.D. in History from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.