The Amherst College Program in European Studies is pleased to announce:
Paul Jaskot: The Built Environment at Auschwitz: Between Imperial Ambition and Genocide, at 4:30pm on Friday, April 24, 2015, Pruyne Lecture Hall (115 Fayerweather Hall, Amherst College)
"Professor Paul Jaskot utilizes the archival record and, with his co-author Anne Kelly Knowles, employs GIS technology to digitally reconstruct the design of Auschwitz – both the town and extermination camp, in the effort to discover what its varied urban spaces and structures reveal about the goals of the Nazi perpetrators and the experiences of their victims," said Professor Gavriel D. Rosenfeld, Ph.D., director of the Judaic Studies Program. He co-edited a book with Dr. Jaskot: "Beyond Berlin: Twelve German Cities Confront the Nazi Past" (University of Michigan Press, 2008).
Sponsored by the Amherst College Lamont Fund, the Department of Art and the History of Art and the Program in European Studies at Amherst College, and the Departments of Art and Architectural History, Humanities and Cultural Studies, the Program in European Studies and the School of Critical Social Inquiry at Hampshire College.
A poster for this event can be found here.