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Lecture - "There is no such thing as why." Why soldiers commit war crimes and genocide.

March 20 at 19:30 - March 20 at 21:30

When Primo Levi is interned in Auschwitz, he asks an SS guard for an explanation for a bizarre assault.

- "Why?" he asks.
- "There's no such thing as why here," the guard replies.

Correspondent and military historian Poul Høi takes this lack of logic as a starting point in his exploration of the motives behind war crimes and genocide.

When he wrote his thesis on a German assassination squad during World War II, it turned out that none of the common explanations fit.

The members of the murder squad were not raging anti-Semites or ardent Nazis, they were not brutalized, seasoned or radicalized; instead, Poul Høi found a banal and therefore more sinister explanation, which he uses in this lecture to put the Russian war crimes in Butja and other Ukrainian cities into perspective.

Lecturer: Poul Høi. Ma in military history and journalist.

Date: 20.03.2024 at 19:30.

Location: Dommerkontoret, Kongevejen 10, 6950 Ringkøbing.

There is no registration. Price: DKK 50 (free for members)

Organizer: Ringkøbing Museumsforening in collaboration with Ringkøbing Fjord Museer. The lecture is part of Ringkøbing-Skjern Folkeuniversitet.

What our guests say

Dirk Timm

September 8, 2023

Ringkøbing Museum

Top address

Top address for all history buffs.

Klaus Petersen

May 25, 2023

Ringkøbing Museum

Very nice exhibition

Nice little museum. Very nice exhibition regarding the 19 crashed bombers. A lot of good information. Definitely recommended. Very friendly service 👏👍

Kai Viertel

April 22, 2023

Ringkøbing Museum

Amazing museum

Fantastic museum. Lots for kids, exhibit on the history of the area and a great exhibit on WWII and its air raids.

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