May 8, 2007
Dr. Susan Bachrach
Curator of Special Exhibitions, U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington, D.C.
Thursday, May 17, 2007, 12 - 1 p.m. • Room 170
Georgia State University College of Law, Urban Life Building
140 Decatur Street (corner of Piedmont Avenue)
Dr. Bachrach is the Curator of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum's exhibition "Deadly Medicine: Creating the Master Race," which is being presented at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) from April 30—August 10, 2007.
The exhibition explores Nazism's roots in biology and genetics, and examines the role played by German physicians, scientists, public health officials, academic experts, and others in the Nazi racial eugenics program that culminated in the Holocaust.
"Deadly Medicine: Creating the Master Race" chronicles how Nazi leadership — in its zeal to find biological solutions for social problems—worked with individuals in professions traditionally charged with healing and the public good to legitimize persecution, murder, and ultimately genocide. For more information about the exhibition, see http://www.ushmm.org/museum/exhibit/online/deadlymedicine/
For directions and parking, see http://law.gsu.edu/college/directions.php
This lecture is free and open to the public and Georgia State community.
"Deadly Medicine: Creating the Master Race" will run from April 30 - August 10, 2007 at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and is co-sponsored by the William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum and the CDC. http://www.cdc.gov/gcc/exhibit/.