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How can history help us to make sense of the Trump era, when the president and other politicians regularly stoke fears about immigrants, minorities, and people from other countries for their own political benefit?

Join Richard Block, associate professor of Germanics and Jewish Studies, for a discussion of Nazi Germany and how its history of weaponized fear against “the other” can inform our present-day understanding of hate against immigrants and minorities in the United States and elsewhere, especially after the Tree of Life synagogue shooting in Pittsburgh in 2018.

No prior knowledge required! Attendees will learn from Professor Block, engage with a short reading, and participate in an informal discussion of the issues. Coffee and pastries will be provided.

All undergraduate and graduate students are welcome.

Please RSVP to kurlandl@uw.edu for location (a cafe on the Ave).

Richard Block will be teaching a related class in the spring, “German/Jewish Writers: The Immigrant Experience” (GERMAN / JEW ST 295).

To request disability accommodation, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 (voice), 206-543-6452 (TTY), 206-685-7264 (fax), or dso@uw.edu. The University of Washington makes every effort to honor disability accommodation requests. Requests can be responded to most effectively if received as far in advance of the event as possible, preferably at least 10 days.