Holocaust Remembrance Week panel will discuss the role of Catholic clergy in Hitler’s Germany

Kevin P. Spicer

The author of “Hitler’s Priests: Catholic Clergy and National Socialism” will talk about his book and examine principal clergymen who participated in the Nazi movement on Thursday, April 8, at a Holocaust Remembrance Week event sponsored by the Brandeis Catholic Chaplaincy.

Following the presentation by author Kevin P. Spicer, associate professor of history at Stonehill College, there will be a panel discussion in which the Brandeis Jewish chaplain, Rabbi Elyse Winick '86, Albert Abramson Professor of Holocaust Studies Antony Polonsky, and the Brandeis Catholic chaplain Rev. Walter Cuenin will participate.

The event will begin at 4:30 p.m. in Rapaporte Treasure Hall in Goldfarb Library.

Spicer’s research centers on the relationship between the Roman Catholic Church and the German state under National Socialism. He is also the author of “Resisting the Third Reich: The Catholic Clergy in Hitler’s Berlin” and editor of “Antisemitism, Christian Ambivalence, and the Holocaust.”

At Stonehill, Spicer chairs the college’s Catholic-Jewish Dialogue Committee, which promotes understanding and discussion between members of both traditions in the college and surrounding communities.

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