Monday 5 January 2004

Claudia Koonz conducts: The Nazi Conscience. Inner Circle Seminar 78 (16 May 2004)

Claudia Koonz

The Nazi Conscience

Normalising Racial Phobias

Claudia Koonz
Inner Circle Seminar No. 78
introduced by
Anthony Stadlen
at the Victoria and Albert Museum
Sunday 16 May 2004
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Professor Claudia Koonz, of the Department of History, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, showed in her groundbreaking book, Mothers in the Fatherland (1986), how Nazi psychiatrists ensured that wives and mothers played an essential part in the ‘psychotherapeutic’ tranquillisation of the perpetrators of the ‘Final Solution’. In this seminar, Professor Koonz discusses her book, The Nazi Conscience (2003), and presents her new findings on psychology in the service of racial ideology in the Third Reich.

Venue: Seminar Room 1, Victoria and Albert Museum, London SW7 2RL

Cost: Students £64, others £80, some bursaries, by 9 May
Apply to: Anthony Stadlen, 64 Dartmouth Park Road, London NW5 1SN
Tel: +44 (0)20 7485 3896 E-mail:

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