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Peter Hayes


Appearing courtesy of Andy & Stuart Shatken

Peter Hayes holds degrees from Bowdoin, Oxford, and Yale and was from 1980 to 2016 Professor of History and German and from 2000 to 2016 Theodore Zev Weiss Holocaust Educational Foundation Professor at Northwestern University. His publications have won several prizes and been translated into French, German, Italian, Japanese, Polish, and Spanish.

His new book is, "Why?: Explaining the Holocaust"Publishers Weekly (10/10/2016):
Peter Hayes (How Was It Possible?), professor emeritus of Holocaust studies at Northwestern University, answers eight questions relating to the Shoah in order to show that it is no less historically explicable than any other human experience. Particular themes frame the chapters, which have subtitles such as Why the Germans?, Why Didn't More Jews Fight Back More Often?, and Why Such Limited Help from Outside?

An economic historian by training, Hayes delves into the day-to-day functioning of the Nazi slave-labor system. While responding to the questions he has been most frequently asked by students over the decades, world-renowned Holocaust historian and professor Peter Hayes brings a wealth of scholarly research and experience to bear on conventional, popular views of the history, challenging some of the most prominent recent interpretations.

His acclaimed study of IG Farben, Industry and Ideology, received the Biennial Book Prize from the Conference Group for Central European History of the American Historical Association. In his monumental history of the Nazi economy entitled "The Wages of Destruction", Adam Tooze called "Industry and Ideology "the best book on IG, indeed the best book on business in the Third Reich." Hayes has long supported the work of the Jewish Foundation for the Righteous, notably in preparing "How Was It Possible? A Holocaust Reader" and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, where he currently chairs the Academic Committee. Also an award-winning teacher, he lectures widely on German and Holocaust history in the United States and abroad.


Scheduled events:
WORKSHOP: Writing History
Award winning author Peter Hayes shares his extensive experience in writing Historical books.

Integrated Learning Center Room 151 (Seats 28, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 11, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
History / Biography
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Integrated Learning Center (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelist: Peter Hayes
Why? Explaining the Holocaust
A bold new exploration that answers the most commonly asked questions about the Holocaust. Why such ghastly carnage erupted from the heart of civilized Europe in the twentieth century still seems elusive even seventy years later.

Student Union Santa Rita (Seats 120)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 12, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Multigenre
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - UA BookStore Tent (on Mall) (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelist: Peter Hayes
Moderator: Bryan Davis
WWII: Asking Why, Internment & the Holocaust
In answering necessary questions surrounding the tragedies of forced internment and the holocaust, these authors remind us that not only did these events happen but what we can learn from them.

UA Library - Special Collections (Seats 100)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 12, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Multigenre
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Integrated Learning Center (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Peter Hayes, Richard Reeves, Pamela Rotner Sakamoto
Moderator: John Kitagawa

Books:
Why?: Explaining the Holocaust
History / Biography
W. W. Norton
January 2017
ISBN 9780393254365
Hardcover, 400 pages
$27.95, INSTOCK
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A bold new exploration that answers the most commonly asked questions about the Holocaust.

How Was It Possible?: A Holocaust Reader
History / Biography
University of Nebraska
May 2015
ISBN 9780803274693
Paperback, 920 pages
$50.00, INSTORE
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