WEDNESDAY: Holocaust Scholar Daniel Goldhagen Gives Annual Winkler Lecture

Daniel J. Goldhagen of Boston, Mass., will give a public lecture on “The Globalization of Antisemitism” on Wednesday, April 18, 2007.  The Department of Judaic Studies sponsors the annual event in honor of former UC President Henry R. Winkler and Mrs. Bea Winkler. 

When:  7:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 18, 2007
Where: Mayerson Hall (3101 Clifton Ave.), Hebrew Union College 
What:    “The Globalization of Antisemitism,” Daniel J. Goldhagen
Free and open to the public, with free parking available.

“Daniel Goldhagen is one of the two or three most important Holocaust studies scholars of our day,” says Mark Raider, head of the Judaic Studies Department at the University of Cincinnati. “He is responsible for single handedly changing the nature of the international debate over the Holocaust and the history of Nazi Germany. His runaway bestselling book, Hitler’s Willing Executioners, was nothing short of electrifying and proved to be a turning point for the way the public and the academy understand the place of the Holocaust in history.”

Goldhagen, a former Harvard University professor and leading student of the Holocaust, is best known for

Hitler’s Willing Executioners: Ordinary Germans and the Holocaust

(Knopf, 1997), a highly controversial book that sparked an international firestorm on the Holocaust and the history of Nazi Germany. To date,

Hitler’s Willing Executioners

has been published in more than a dozen languages. More recently, Goldhagen published

A Moral Reckoning: The Role of the Catholic Church in the Holocaust and Its Unfulfilled Duty of Repa

ir (Knopf, 2003), which is currently available in Dutch, English, German and Spanish. He has appeared on the PBS "News Hour," "Nightline," "Larry King Live," "This Week with David Brinkley," and dozens of other American, European and Israeli news shows. He is also frequent contributor to the

New York Times

Magazine, the

New York Times

op-ed page,


, the

New Republic,



and other leading publications. His forthcoming book on the globalization of antisemitism is the basis of a new public television documentary now in production.

“Dr. Goldhagen’s appearance at the University illustrates the importance of the Judaic Studies Department for the campus community and the Cincinnati Region,” says Anthony J. Perzigian, Senior Vice President and Provost for Baccalaureate and Graduate Education. “We are committed to educating students and the community as a whole about the significance of Jewish civilization and understanding the complexity of the world we inhabit.”

About the Judaic Studies Department and the University of Cincinnati
The University of Cincinnati is home to more than 35,000 students, including a sizable concentration of Jewish students from Ohio and elsewhere. In recent months, the Judaic Studies Department, found within the McMicken College of Arts & Sciences, has added three new undergraduate courses to the curriculum, raised over $350,000 in external funds, and launched the Center for Jewish Education in collaboration with the College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services, including a new teacher-training program, which opens this summer.

The University of Cincinnati offers students a balance of educational excellence and real-world experience. Since its founding in 1819, UC has been the source of many discoveries creating positive change for society, including the first antihistamine, co-op education, the first electronic organ, the Golden Gate Bridge designer and the oral polio vaccine. Each year, this urban, public, research university graduates 5,000 students, adding to more than 200,000 living alumni around the world. UC is the largest employer in the Cincinnati region, with an economic impact of more than $3 billion. The University of Cincinnati is located in Cincinnati, Ohio. For more information visit

The lecture will be held in Mayerson Hall (3101 Clifton Avenue) and will be preceded by a kosher reception at 7:00 p.m.  The event is free and open to the public.  Free parking is available.

For additional information, contact Judaic Studies at 513-556-2297.

Map available here.

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