Learning from the Germans Community Reading Program: Part 1
Recently, we have witnessed significant reckonings with history and memorialization occurring against the backdrop of increasingly emboldened white nationalists and terror attacks. As social movements gain momentum in removing monuments to white supremacy and colonial genocide, it’s important to look back at how Germans confronted their past in the wake of the Second World War and the Holocaust. What were its successes and failures, and what can the German experience tell us today? Join us as we launch our Community Read of Susan Neiman’s Learning from the Germans: Race and the Memory of Evil (2019). During the launch, the book’s prologue will be contextualized – it is recommended that participants obtain a copy of Learning from the Germans and read this part prior to the first meeting.