Dr. Norman J.W. Goda, Norman and Irma Braman Professor of Holocaust Studies at the University of Florida, will deliver this year’s Stukes Lecture, “Nazi Perpetrators, Allied Intelligence, and the Cold War: New Secrets from the Archives,” Thursday, April 4, at 4 p.m. in Memorial Hall. Admission is free and the public is welcome.
Goda specializes in the history of the Holocaust, war crimes trials, and 20th century diplomacy, and teaches a variety of courses on the Holocaust and Nazi Germany from historical and interdisciplinary perspectives. He is the author of several books, including The Holocaust: Europe, the World, and the Jews (2013); is co-author, with Richard Breitman, of US Intelligence and the Nazis (2005) and Hitler’s Shadow: Nazi War Criminals, US Intelligence and the Cold War (2010); served as lead editor on To the Gates of Jerusalem: The Diaries and Papers of James G. McDonald, 1945-1947 (2014) and Envoy to the Promised Land: The Diaries and Papers of James G. McDonald, 1948-1951 (2017); and has written numerous journal articles.
In addition to his work as a writer and professor, Goda has served as a consultant to the United States and German governments, as well as for radio, television, and film documentaries in the United States, European nations, and Israel.
The Joseph T. Stukes Lecture Series brings distinguished lecturers in history to Erskine College through a fund established by students and colleagues of Dr. Joseph Stukes, who served as professor of history (1966-74) and vice president for academic affairs (1966-71) at Erskine College. He died Jan. 12, 2016.