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Anne Nelson: The Art of Resistance Community Lecture

Monday, October 20, 2014

Rodef Shalom
4905 Fifth Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

free and open to the public

As part of the White Rose programming, Rodef Shalom Congregation and Winchester Thurston is co-sponsoring a visit by Anne Nelson, a renown scholar on German resistance and professor at Columbia University.

Anne Nelson is a renown researcher, playwright, journalist and educator, specializing in studying resistance to the Nazi regime in Germany and France. Her book "The Red Orchestra: The Story of the Berlin Underground and the Circle of Friends that Resisted Hitler" was named "Editors Choice" by the New York Times, and called "a literary and historical masterwork" by German historian Hans Mommsen in the Frankfurter Rundschau. As a journalist and researcher she has reported from conflict zones, contributed to Human Rights Watch and consults on international media issues. Nelson has taught at Columbia's School of International and Public Affairs since 2002.

At 7pm, Anne Nelson will hold a community lecture at Rodef Shalom Congregation on "The Art of Resistance: Nazi and Anti-Nazi Artists, their Vision and their Actions", including the work by Katja Meierowsky, a painter and Jewish member of the Red Chapel.