Foreign Policy Research Institute A Nation Must Think Before it Acts Never Again: Germans and Genocide after the Holocaust

Never Again: Germans and Genocide after the Holocaust

May 09, 2023 | 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

About the Event

Germans remember the Nazi past so that it may never happen again. But how has the abstract vow to remember translated into concrete action to prevent new genocides abroad? In this month's People, Politics, and Prose, Andrew I. Port joins Ronald J. Granieri to discuss his new book, Never Again:Germans and Genocide after the Holocaust. Port and Granieri will examine how the Nazi past shaped German responses to the genocides in Cambodia, Bosnia, and Rwanda, and how these foreign atrocities recast Germans’ understanding of their own horrific history.

People, Politics, and Prose with Ron Granieri features in-depth conversations with authors of recent books on international affairs and national security. Moderated by FPRI’s Ronald J. Granieri, each session will build on the book’s contents to discuss the author’s influences and motivations, relating everything to current events to elicit a broader understanding of the geographical, political, and historical context of our contemporary world. 

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Andrew I. Port

Andrew I. Port - Andrew I. Port is the author of Conflict and Stability in the German Democratic Republic and the recipient of the DAAD Prize for Distinguished Scholarship in German and European Studies. He is Professor of History at Wayne State University in Detroit and former editor-in-chief of the flagship journal Central European History.

Ronald J. Granieri

Ronald J. Granieri - Dr. Ronald J. Granieri is a 2024 Templeton Fellow and the Director of the Center for the Study of America and the West at the Foreign Policy Research Institute. He also hosts People, Politics, and Prose, a monthly event series at FPRI.