Martin Rumscheidt will deliver the 2017 Heilbronner Lecture titled “White Collar Crimes Against Humanity: IG Farben Auschwitz, My Father’s Company” on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at 5 p.m. in the Murkland Hall Auditorium on the UNH campus in Durham. The event is free and open to the public.
In his talk, Rumscheidt will focus on specific crimes against humanity perpetrated by IG Farben, the company for which his father worked, and Walter Dürrfeld, his father’s colleague and close friend, and on the impact of those activities in terms of Rumscheidt’s understanding of himself and his work as the son of a perpetrator.
Rumscheidt is an ordained minister in the United Church of Canada and retired professor of historical theology at the University of Windsor, Halifax, Nova Scotia, and Charles University, Prague. He is the translator of “Act and Being” (1996) in Dietrich Bonhoeffer Works, English edition, and cotranslator with the late Barbara Rumscheidt of Soelle’s “Against the Wind” (1999) and “The Silent Cry.”