Created 30-Mar-16
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The 12th Annual Richard Yashek Lecture was delived tonight by Dr. Paul Jaskot, Andrew W. Mellon Professor at the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts, National Gallery of Art and author of The Nazi Perpetrator: Postwar German Art and the Politics of the Right. Using architectural drawings, survivor testimony, and extensive digitalization of historical records, he was able to reimagine Auschwitz-Birkenau not as a static symbol of Nazi atrocity, but as a process of contruction that in turn reveals the experiences of of the forced laborers - men and women - who built the camp and who died within its fences.