“A Nazi Camp Near Danzig,” 2022 Distinguished Lecture by Prof. Schwertfeger

Wednesday, November 2 2022 7:00pm

Fourth Floor Conference Center or Zoom

Stutthof: A Nazi Camp Near Danzig

Prof. Ruth Schwertfeger

November 2, 2022
7 pm, CDT
Golda Meir Library
Fourth Floor Conference Center
Register for the Zoom meeting here.


Prof. Ruth Schwertfeger’s book is the first scholarly publication in English to break the silence of Stutthof, a concentration camp largely unknown outside of Poland. In this lecture, Prof. Schwertfeger will share her groundbreaking research into this little-known camp, where 120,000 people were interned and at least 65,000 perished.

RUTH SCHWERTFEGER is Professor Emerita of German at UWM. Her latest book is A Nazi Camp Near Danzig: Perspectives on Shame and on the Holocaust from Stutthof (Bloomsbury, 2022). She is also the author of In Transit: Narratives of German Jews in Exile, Flight, and Internment During ‘The Dark Years’ of France; The Wee Wild One: Stories of Belfast and Beyond; and Women of Theresienstadt: Voices from a Concentration Camp.

The Stahl Center Distinguished Lecture is made possible by a generous gift by the Baye Foundation. Cosponsored by the Nathan & Esther Pelz Holocaust Education Resource Center and UWM’s Golda Meir Libraries.Also supported by UWM’s Departments of Ancient & Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures; Global Studies; and History; and by the German Program and the Program in Russian & East European Studies. Click here for PDF program flyer.