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Lichtman-Behm Genocide Lecture Series: 2013

Announcement

2013 Lichtman-Behm Genocide Lecture Series Guest, Anna Rosmus. September 16-18, 2013

For more information on Anna Rosmus, click here or use the "Anna Rosmus" tab, above.

Anna Rosmus biography

Anna Rosmus, from Passau, Germany, who as a teenager discovered her hometown’s hidden Nazi past, is the real-life heroine of the film The Nasty Girl. She has dedicated her life to uncovering anti-Semitism and the Nazi past of her native homeland and to combatting the extreme right in Germany. Anna Rosmus has located and published the stories and the artwork of Jews who once lived in the Passau area and were exiled from their hometown. Her struggle led to threats against her life. She now lives near the Chesapeake Bay.

As a free lance writer, Anna Rosmus has contributed numerous essays to various magazines and newspapers, such as La Pensée et les Hommes, Holocaust and Genocide Studies, The New York Times, The European and Aufbau.

Professor Robert Herzstein writes in “The Journal of The Historical Society II": “Anna Rosmus’ remarkable studies of the Passau region in Bavaria stand out as the rare exception. Despite the opposition of her teachers and of the people who ran Bavaria’s educational establishment in the late 1970s, Rosmus decided to examine the history of the town of Passau during the years of the Third Reich. She has never stopped, and in the process has found the bodies and identified living culprits.”

Anna Rosmus sponsored 50th and 60th anniversary commemorations in Germany and Austria, bringing Jewish survivors and American liberators together to preserve this memory. She made certain that effaced memorials in the region and the defaced names to the monument in Kirchham be restored. Her recent work is the subject of Felix Kuballa’s documentary, The Nasty Girl in America. Twice, she was featured in a 60 Minutes profile by Morley Safer.

(from Anna Rosmus's LinkedIN page)

2013 Schedule of Events/Locations

2013 Guest Speaker: Anna Rosmus, September 16-18

starred events (*) are open to the public

all events are free

 

Monday, September 16

7pm

Film showing of Nasty Girl at 7pm in the University Commons*

 

Tuesday, September 17

11am

"Leading a Life of Purpose: My Experience as an Activist and Historian of the Holocaust"

An AimHEI conversation with Anna Rosmus

Rickley Chapel

 

1230pm

"Connecting Holocaust Research with the Contemporary World"

Select classes meeting with Anna Rosmus

Gundlach Theatre

 

2pm

"A Tribute to Jimmy Lichtman" *

Herbster Chapel

 

7pm

"Community Responses to the Holocaust in Hitler's Hometown: Passau in the Third Reich and Today" *

Wickham Great Hall

 

Wednesday, September 18


9am

Mini-sessions about the Holocaust and Germany with Heidelberg Faculty

Session 1: 9:00-9:20 am

Ellen Nagy: "Sieg Heil: Why Children Joined the Hitler Youth" - Herbster Chapel

Carol Dusdieker: "Long Live the Reich: Nazi Art as Propaganda" - Beeghly AV Room

Marc O'Reilly: "Victors' Justice and the Nazi Legacy" - Gilmor Atrium

Kylee Spencer: "Experimentation on Human Subjects in Nazi Germany" - Campus Center 120

Courtney DeMayo: "Nazi Ideology and the Origins of the Holocaust" - Campus Center 220

Paul Stark: "Meditation and Reflection" - Wickham Great Hall

Session 2: 9:30-9:50 am

Ellen Nagy: "Sieg Heil: Why Children Joined the Hitler Youth" - Beeghly AV Room

Carol Dusdieker: "Long Live the Reich: Nazi Art as Propaganda" - Herbster Chapel

Marc O'Reilly: "Victors' Justice and the Nazi Legacy" - Gilmor Atrium

Kylee Spencer: "Experimentation on Human Subjects in Nazi Germany" - Campus Center 120

Courtney DeMayo: "Nazi Ideology and the Origins of the Holocaust" - Campus Center 220

Paul Stark: "Meditation and Reflection" - Wickham Great Hall

10am

Keynote with Jill Rembrandt and Betty Gold for Area Schools

Seiberling Gymnasium

 

7pm

"entartete Kunst: The Nazi Regime's Persecution of the Arts" *

Dr. Carol Dusdieker

Gundlach Theatre

Films about the Holocaust

The following list was generated by search for "Holocaust" at Netflix, they may be available through your local public or school library. We neither vouch for nor endorse any of the films. Please be sure to screen these films yourself before showing them to your class.

Holocaust (1978, 3 disks) TV miniseries

Holocaust: The Liberation of Auschwitz (2005) Documentary with graphic footage (dvd)

Holocaust: Theresienstadt (2005) Documentary with potentially graphic footage (dvd)

Holocaust: Dachau and Sachsenhausen (2005) Documentary with graphic footage (dvd)

Holocaust: Ravensbruck and Buchenwald (2005) Documentary with graphic footage (dvd)

Holocaust: The Liberation of Majdanek (2006) Documentary with graphic footage (dvd)

America and the Holocaust: American Experience (1994) Documentary (dvd)

Imaginary Witness (2004) Documentary about Hollywood's depiction of the Holocaust (Watch Instantly)

Auschwitz: Inside the Nazi State (2005) Documentary (Watch Instantly)

Paper Clips (2004) Documentary (Watch Instantly)

More films will be added soon.