UNIVERSITY PARK - Susan Bachrach, curator of Special Exhibitions at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., will speak at 7 p.m. Feb. 16. in the HUB Auditorium. The event is free.
The talk will follow the opening of the Deadly Medicine: Creating the Master Race exhibition, on display in the Robeson Gallery, located on the bookstore level of the HUB-Robeson Center.
Bachrach will provide a brief overview of the exhibition, which documents how many prominent physicians and scientists willingly collaborated with the Nazi regime to implement eugenic policies aimed at improving the hereditary health of the nation. Questions and comments on the exhibition will be welcomed, including thoughts regarding the relevance of this history to contemporary medical and bioethical concerns.
Bachrach oversees all phases of select special exhibitions at the museum, including the historic research, identification of artifacts, design and creation of accompanying publications.
Since joining the museum in 1992, she has worked on many exhibitions, including "Liberation 1945" and "Nazi Olympics Berlin 1936." She has also authored many educational publications including the award-winning book for younger readers "Tell Them We Remember."
In her previous position as a historian for the identification card project, she researched and helped create the identification cards chronicling the life of one Holocaust victim distributed to visitors as they enter the permanent exhibition.