Date(s) - Sunday, March 26th
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Jewish Museum Milwaukee
On October 10, 1941, the entire Jewish population of the Belarusian village of Krucha was rounded up and shot. While Nazi death squads routinely carried out mass executions on the Eastern Front, this particular atrocity was not the work of the SS but was committed by a regular German army unit acting on its own initiative. Marching into Darkness is a bone-chilling exposé of the ordinary footsoldiers who participated in the Final Solution on a daily basis.
Dr. Waitman Wade Beorn, author and historian, uses military and legal records, survivor testimonies, and eyewitness interviews, to paint a searing portrait of a professional army’s descent into ever more intimate participation in genocide.
Dr. Waitman Wade Beorn is currently a Lecturer in the Corcoran Department of History at the University of Virginia. He is also a consultant and content writer for the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Dr. Beorn was previously the Executive Director of the Virginia Holocaust Museum in Richmond, Virginia.
Free & Open to the Public
RSVP to Brittany Hager McNeely at 414-963-2714 or BrittanyH@MilwaukeeJewish.org. Sponsored by Nathan and Esther Pelz Holocaust Education Resource Center. Offered in association with Holocaust by Bullets, on display at the Jewish Museum Milwaukee, April 19 – May 21, 2017.
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