The lecture, hosted by the National Archives at Kansas City and Midwest Center for Holocaust Education, is at 7 p.m. July 9 and will be held at the National World War I Museum, 100 W. 26th St., Kansas City. A free reception and exhibit viewing will precede this lecture from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. at the National Archives, 400 W. Pershing Road, Kansas City.

Herf's talk will draw, in part, on his book, “The Jewish Enemy: Nazi Propaganda During World War II and the Holocaust,” which offers a close reading of key texts of the propaganda of the Nazi regime, including speeches by Hitler; essays and speeches by Joseph Goebbels, the Nazi Minister of Public Enlightenment and Propaganda; articles in the government controlled press and more.

To make reservations for this free program, call 816-268-8010 or email