American Models and Nazi Solutions: The Mechanics of Race Law

Wednesday, November 15, 2017  6:15pm - 8:30pm The Heyman Center, Second Floor Common Room


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Mark Mazower

    Event Video
    American Models and Nazi Solutions: The Mechanics of Race Law

The interconnections of migration, law, bureaucracy and race form the subject of some of the most exciting current research into the Nazis in history. The American roots of National Socialism are explored by James Whitman, one of tonight’s speakers and author of a study of the influences exerted upon the Third Reich by interwar US immigration laws. Alongside Whitman, Hans-Christian Jasch will speak about new insights to be gleaned into the emergence of the wartime German genocide through a focus on the careers, personalities and intellectual outlooks of the civil servants who participated in the Wannsee Conference, a key turning-point in the Final Solution of the Jewish Question. 


  • Speaker

    Hans-Christian Jasch


    Haus der Wannsee Konferenz

  • Speaker

    James Q. Whitman

    Ford Foundation Professor of Comparative and Foreign Law

    Yale Law School

  • Moderator

    Mark Mazower

    Ira D. Wallach Professor of World Order Studies

    Department of History
    Columbia University


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