Nazi Propaganda and Policy Towards the Middle East During World War II:
Recent Archival Findings and Interpretations about Old Questions
Jeffrey Herf, Historian and Prize-Winning Author
Thursday, February 17 at 5:00 p.m.; Rutgers Student Center, Room 411
Sponsored by the Departments of Journalism & Media Studies, History, and Jewish Studies
Jeffrey Herf is a Professor in the Department of History at the University of Maryland in College Park. He studies the intersection of ideas and politics in modern European history, specializing in twentieth-century Germany. His book Nazi Propaganda for the Arab World (Yale University Press, 2009) won the Washington Institute for Near East Policy’s Bronze Prize. The book examines the Third Reich's efforts to diffuse its ideology to North Africa and the Middle East during World War II. Prof. Herf’s previous books include The Jewish Enemy: Nazi Propaganda During World War II and the Holocaust (Harvard, 2006); Divided Memory: The Nazi Past in the Two Germanys (Harvard, 1997); and Reactionary Modernism: Technology, Culture and Politics in Weimar and the Third Reich (Cambridge, 1984). Divided Memory was a co-winner of the Fraenkel Prize of the Institute of Contemporary History and Wiener Library in London and won the George Lewis Beer Prize of the American Historical Association.