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A Day of Learning with Anne Nelson

Monday, October 20, 2014
9am - 12pm

Winchester Thurston School

Students will hear a lecture by renown German resistance scholar Anne Nelson (Columbia University) on "The Untold Story of the German Resistance", a lecture on Hitler's rise to power and the response of the resistance groups "The White Rose" and "The Red Orchestra". Anne Nelson is a professor at Columbia's School of International and Public Affairs and has published extensively on the subjects of international affairs and human rights. Her most recent book is called "The Red Orchestra: The Story of the Berlin Underground and the Circle of Friends Who Resisted Hitler", which was named "Editor's Choice" by the New York Times Book Review.

At a lunch with Winchester Thurston students and associated faculty, Dr. Nelson will discuss teaching the Holocaust and how to shift the focus from talking solely about victims to talking about actions, resistance and civil courage.

(Please contact Isabel Ranner at isabel.ranner.cwb@gmail.com for more information about attending this event.)

In the afternoon, Dr. Nelson will be interviewed by Dr. Steven Sokol from the World Affairs Council of Greater Pittsburgh on KQV station.