Take time off of your busy pre-holiday season and join us for an old world Adventskaffee and Weihnachtslieder sing-a-long to live music at a festively decorated Klub Haus. Music provided by Almut and Chris Kachian (University of St. Thomas) and Herbert Engelmayer (Vienna Community Artists).
Free and open to the public. Traditional German Christmas treats will be served as well as Bier and Glühwein. Special guest appearance by St. Nikolaus.
Sponsored by the University of St. Thomas' German Program, the German-American Heritage, and the National German Honor Society Delta Phi Alpha.
Drop-in and stay as long as you want. Hope to see you there.
Questions: Susanne M. Wagner, firstname.lastname@example.org or 651-962-5174
History is full of assassinated leaders, but also full of near misses. Join us with Dr. Susanne Wagner, German Program Director at the University of St. Thomas, for a discussion focusing on the different types of Widerstand (resistance) and some of the more prominent resistance groups, such as the men involved in the July 20, 1944 failed attempt to assassinate Hitler, the Kreisauer Kreis (Kreisau Circle), the Rote Kapelle (the Red Orchestra), and the Weiße Rose (White Rose). What were the motivations of Widerstand fighters with Colonel Claus Graf von Stauffenberg, who planted the bomb that missed its mark? How do we evaluate Einsame Kämpfer (lonely fighters) such as Jägerstätter and George Elser, or the passive resistance of the members of the Weiße Rose and the Kreisauer Kreis? Are the Swing Kids really Widerstand? The more extreme a regime, the more consequent the resistance against it!
Wagner is a cultural and literary historian focusing on 19th-/20th century Germany with a research emphasis on resistance literature. In addition to heading the German Program at the University of St. Thomas, she is also a member of the Executive Council of the American Council of Teachers of German (AATG).