Anatomy of Malice

The Holocaust Living History Workshop presents:

Anatomy of Malice: Rorschach Results from Nuremberg War Criminals
Joel E. Dimsdale, M.D.
5:00pm, April 3rd, Seuss Room, Geisel Library


Forty years ago Joel Dimsdale started researching concentration camp survivors. Little did he know where his journey of discovery would lead him. After a visit of the Nuremberg executioner, he switched from studying victims to perpetrators. His latest research is based on an analysis of Rorschach inkblot tests administered at the Nuremberg War Crimes Trial. Using extensive archival data, Dimsdale reviews what the Nuremberg Rorschachs can (and cannot) tell us about the Nazi mass murderers.

Dr. Joel E. Dimsdale is Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry Emeritus and Research Professor at the University of California, San Diego, who has authored and edited over 500 publications including Survivors, Victims, and Perpetrators: Essays on the Nazi Holocaust. At this talk he will be introduced by Seth Lerer, the UCSD Dean of Arts and Humanities.

All are welcome! Refreshments Provided!

For driving and parking directions please visit or contact the Program Coordinator Susanne Hillman at or 858-534-7661.

The Holocaust Living History Workshop is an outreach and education program sponsored by the UC San Diego Library and UC San Diego Judaic Studies Department.

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