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A Central Visual Heritage of the Holocaust: The Wehrmacht and Anti-Jews Propaganda with Dr. Daniel Uziel

July 28, 2022 | 12:00 pm

PK camera team shooting in an unknown ghetto, c. 1941 (Image courtesy of Yad Vashem)​

The Lunch and Learn Lecture Series features interactive and informative programming  that offers a behind-the-scenes view of the festival’s offerings in the visual arts, music, theater and dance.

Most of the visual documentation of WWII, from the German side, originates from the Propaganda Companies (PK) of the Wehrmacht. These specialized units were responsible, among others, for providing the German media with war correspondence materials. The Wehrmacht Propaganda organization supported the wartime anti-Semitic propaganda of the Nazi regime by providing relevant visual material. As a result, a significant portion of the core visual documentation of the Holocaust originates from this source. This talk will focus on the reasons and circumstances of its creation.

Dr. Daniel Uziel is an expert in the field of the Nazi party’s antisemitic propaganda and the Propagandakompanien. 

This presentation is part of the 2022 Martin & Doris Rosen Summer Symposium on Film and Photography During the Holocaust, by Appalachian State University’s Center for Judaic, Holocaust, and Peace Studies. Since its inception in 2022, the purpose and goal of the symposium has been to provide information and insights about the victims, perpetrators, and consequences of the Nazi Holocaust. For more information, please visit the Symposium website at holocaust.appstate.edu/teachers.

LOCATION:Turchin Center Lecture Hall and virtually via Zoom.

DATE/TIME: Thursday, July 28 at 12:00pm

LENGTH OF EVENT: 60 minutes (Noon -1pm)

COST: Event is FREE. Registration required for virtual option.

Lunch: Lunch is NOT provided, however, attendees are welcome to bring a lunch. Water will be provided.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact the Turchin Center for Visual Arts at turchincenter@appstate.edu or 828-262-3017


ACCOMMODATION STATEMENT: Appalachian is committed to providing an inclusive experience for individuals with disabilities. If accommodations are needed in order to fully participate on the basis of a disability, contact the Office of Disability Resources (828.262.3056). It is recommended that accommodation requests be made two weeks prior to the event.

About the Speaker


Dr. Daniel Uziel was born 1967 in Israel and studied history and international relations in the Hebrew University and in the Freiburg University. He is the immediate past head of the photographic collections at Yad Vashem in Jerusalem and current lecturer in political science and military history at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. His areas of interest include: modern German history, military history, history and technology and culinary history.

In 1997-2001, he earned his PhD in history at the Hebrew and Freiburg Universities. His research: Army, War, Society and Propaganda. The Propaganda Troops of the Wehrmacht and the German Public 1938-1998, was submitted in November 2001 and was published in 2008 in England under the title, The Propaganda Warriors.

Uziel completed post-doctoral research at the National Air & Space Museum in Washington DC, between November 2004 and October 2005.  This research was published in 2011 in the United States under the title Arming the Luftwaffe. In 2018 he co-led a project, “Flashes of Memory: Photography During the Holocaust.” 


July 28, 2022
12:00 pm
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