Oct. 27 talk covers case of Sachsenhausen concentration camp SS
Andrea Riedle of the Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen, a fromer Nazi concentration camp in Germany from 1936 to 1945), will deliver a lecture and lead a discussion on Monday, Oct. 27.
Her talk, "Ordinary Men or Pathological Killers: The Case of the Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp SS," will be held from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in the O'Shaughnessy Room (also known as the "leather room"), Room 108 of the O'Shaughnessy-Frey Library Center. Light refreshments will be provided.
Riedle's groundbreaking work focuses on a group of lower-ranked SS men in the concentration camp system, a group mostly ignored in the research of perpetrators in the Third Reich.
After identifying four different types of Nazi SS perpetrators, Riedle will focus on important aspects of their socialization, their personalities and their behavior in the Sachsenhausen concentration camp. She will discuss how the SS leadership recognized and used each of these types to its own advantage.
Riedle's talk will appeal to anyone interested in how systems of terror function and perpetuate themselves.
Questions about this event can be directed to the English Department at (651) 962-5600.