Auschwitz-Birkenau: Anatomy of a Death Camp
Should a historical site of atrocity be preserved, or destroyed? Bjorn Krondorfer's slide-illustrated presentation wrangles with this question, juxtaposing the conditions of the death camp in the 1940s, including the cruel treatment of inmates and the attitudes of perpetrators, with the preservation of the site today. Requires slide projector and screen. Adult and high school audiences.
Bjorn Krondorfer is Professor of Religious Studies at St. Mary’s College of Maryland. His field of expertise is religion and culture, with an emphasis on gender studies, cultural studies, and Holocaust studies. He has served as editor of the Cultural Criticism Series, and is the author of Remembrance and Reconciliation: Encounters Between Young Jews and Germans. He holds a Ph.D. in Religion from Temple University.