Center for German and European Studies

Never Again: Germans and Genocide after the Holocaust

Monday, April 24, 2023
6:00 - 7:30 pm Eastern Time (US)
Hybrid In-Person Event and Zoom Webinar
Alumni Lounge, Usdan Student Center, Brandeis University 

About the Event

propaganda image saying no more war in GermanLooking beyond solemn statements and well-meant monuments, Andrew I. Port's new book, Never Again, shows us how the Holocaust shaped German responses to the genocides in Cambodia, Bosnia, and Rwanda—and thus became an argument in German foreign policy during and after the Cold War, humanitarian aid, immigration and asylum debates, and military interventions. At the same time, it explores how these foreign atrocities recast Germans’ understanding of their own horrific history. Making the lessons, limits, and liabilities of politics driven by memories of a troubled history harrowingly clear, Never Again will have deep resonance for any country confronting a dark past.

About the Speaker

Head shot of Andrew Port with a soft smileAndrew I. Port is the author of Conflict and Stability in the German Democratic Republic and the recipient of the DAAD Prize for Distinguished Scholarship in German and European Studies. He is Professor of History at Wayne State University in Detroit and former editor-in-chief of the flagship journal Central European History.