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Religion, Race and the 'Jewish Question' Topic of Visiting Scholar Lecture

A visiting scholar with the University of Connecticut’s philosophy department will present the inaugural lecture in the Douglas R. Skopp Visiting Scholars on the Theme of the Holocaust Wednesday, March 23 at 7 p.m. in 110 Ward Hall.

Dr. Alon Segev, who has published extensively on Holocaust studies, modern German philosophy and classical and modern philosophy, will discuss “The Interplay Between Religion and Race: Gerhard Kittel and the Jewish Question.” 

In 1933, German theologian and scholar Kittel published the text, “The Jewish Question,” in which he argued that Judaism itself was the origin of the “Jewish problem.” His theology supported and reinforced National Socialism and the Nazi’s Final Solution — their effort to rid the world of Jews.

Segev is the author of “Thinking and Killing: Philosophical Discourse in the Shadow of the Third Reich.” His lecture at SUNY Plattsburgh, which is free and open to the public, is made possible through the Douglas R. Skopp Visiting Scholars on the Theme of the Holocaust Endowment. For more information, contact Dr. Jonathan Slater, director of the Jewish Studies Program, at [email protected]

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