2006 Golz Lecturef

A webcast of the 2006 Alfred E. Golz Lecture is available through Hawthorne-Longfellow Library's Special Collections Archive.Professor Peter Hayes

From Cooperation to Complicity: Degussa in the Third Reich (2004)

Professor Peter Hayes ('68) is the Golz lecturer for the 2006-2007 academic year. His lecture, "From Aryanization to Auschwitz: the Complicity of German Corporations in the Holocaust," was held Wednesday, October 25, 2006 at 7:30pm in Kresge Auditorium.

Professor Peter Hayes is the Theodore Z. Weiss Professor of Holocaust Studies at Northwestern University. Hayes specializes in the history of Germany in the 20th century, particularly the Nazi period. He is the author or editor of seven books, including From Cooperation to Complicity: Degussa in the Third Reich (2004) and a prize-winning study of the IG Farben corporation in the Nazi era.

Hayes has been the recipient of numerous awards, including the WCAS Distinguished Teaching Award and the Northwestern Alumni Association's Excellence in Education Award. He has held fellowships from the DAAD, the ACLS, and the Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation. He is a member of the Academic Board of the German Society for Business History and of the Academic Committee of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Council.

Hayes is currently working on two books: Profits and Persecution: German Big Business and the Holocaust and The Failure of a Generation: German Elites and National Socialism.

Peter Hayes earned his A.B. at Bowdoin College, his M.A. at the University of Oxford, and an M.A., M.Phil., and Ph.D. at Yale University.