On Wednesday, November 6th, Prof. Mario Kessler spoke to the Honors Program about the way the German Democratic Republic, or East Germany, dealt with November 9th, 1938 and commemorated Kirstallnacht. He particularly focused on how the media, politicians, and academics portrayed the Holocaust, and how it was frequently used in the context of Socialist ideology. Prof. Kessler, visiting professor from the University of Potsdam, is a scholar of modern German history and was a resident of East Germany, and he shared his insights with us. Several students and professors joined us in the Honors Lounge for supper and a fascinating lecture.

If you want to hear the whole talk, please check out the video included below.

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