Outrageous Comparisons in Modern History and Contemporary Politics
Gerda Henkel Lecture Tour by Willibald Steinmetz, Bielefeld University
Photo: Headline in the Swiss newspaper .CH after a diplomatic spat between Germany and Switzerland over bank secrecy: “Whip-Peer - Swiss National Councillor beats back with the Nazi cudgel,“ March 19, 2009. © REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann/Alamay
Monday, March 6, 20234:00 PM - 5:30 PM (Pacific Time)
The UCLA History Department, Max Kade Institute for Austrian-German-Swiss Studies at USC Dornsife, German Historical Institute Washington (GHI), and Gerda Henkel Stiftung in co-sponsorship with UCLA Center for European and Russian Studies (CERS) invite you to Gerda Henkel Lecture Tour by Willibald Steinmetz, professor of modern political history at Bielefeld University. The lecture will take place in-person on Monday, March 6, 2023 at 4pm in Bunche Hall 6275.
Registration not required.
Professor Willibald Steinmetz will give a work-in-progress report on a book he is currently writing about ‘outrageous comparisons’, i.e. comparisons that create public outrage. Polemical equations of someone with Hitler or the Nazis, or analogies to the Holocaust, are the most salient cases in point, but by no means the only instances of outrageous comparisons.
Willibald Steinmetz is professor of modern political history at Bielefeld University.
Bunche Hall, 6th floor
History Conference Room 6275
Related Document: Steinmetz-UCLA-nl-4dm.pdf
Sponsor(s): Center for European and Russian Studies, Department of History, Max Kade Institute for Austrian-German-Swiss Studies at USC Dornsife, German Historical Institute Washington, Gerda Henkel Stiftung