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Never Again: Germans and Genocide After the Holocaust

Date & Time

Sep. 18, 2023
4:00pm – 5:30pm ET


Online Only
Zoom Webinar


When it comes to German efforts to confront the Nazi past, conventional approaches tend to focus on solemn statements and well-meant monuments. Andrew I. Port looks instead at the very concrete ways in which postwar Germans embraced the lessons of the Third Reich and the Holocaust—above all in response to other genocides that took place elsewhere after 1945. This innovative approach makes the lessons, limits, and liabilities of politics driven by memories of a troubled history harrowingly clear.

Andrew I. Port is a professor of history at Wayne State University and former editor-in-chief of the flagship journal Central European History. He earned his BA at Yale University and his PhD at Harvard University. Port is the author of Never Again: Germans and Genocide After the Holocaust (2023), Conflict and Stability in the German Democratic Republic (2007), and co-editor, with Mary Fulbrook, of Becoming East German: Socialist Structures and Sensibilities after Hitler (2013).

The Washington History Seminar is co-chaired by Eric Arnesen (George Washington University) and Christian Ostermann (Woodrow Wilson Center) and is organized jointly by the American Historical Association and the Woodrow Wilson Center's History and Public Policy Program. It meets weekly during the academic year. The seminar thanks its anonymous individual donors and institutional partner (the George Washington University History Department) for their continued support.


Andrew Port

Andrew I. Port

Professor of History, Wayne State University 

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