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Nazi Researcher Anna Rosmus
To Speak at Holocaust Memorial Event

Date: March 27, 2002
By: Marianne Kunnen-Jones
Phone: (513) 556-1826
Archive: Campus News

Anna Rosmus, the researcher who as a teen-ager uncovered her hometown's hidden Nazi past, will be the featured speaker at a Holocaust Memorial Week event at UC.

Rosmus' work was depicted in the acclaimed film "The Nasty Girl," which chronicled her efforts to expose the Nazi anti-Semitism of her hometown of Passau, Bavaria, as well as her work to combat the neo-Nazis and extreme right in Germany. She now serves as a research fellow at the National Holocaust Museum in Washington D.C.

She will speak at the Max Kade German Cultural Center on the seventh floor of Old Chemistry in a two-hour program beginning at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, April 11. After brief comments, there will be a discussion with a panel led by Richard Schade, professor of Germanic languages and literatures. Panelists will include Henry Fenichel, physics professor and Holocaust survivor, Todd Herzog, assistant professor of Germanic languages and literatures, and Edward Dickinson, assistant professor of history.

Event sponsors include the Charles Phelps Taft Memorial Fund, the Holocaust Humanity and Education Center at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion and the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Rosmus won the highest honor given by the German Jewish Community, the Galinski Prize, in 1996. Her books include: "Wintergreen: Suppressed Murders," "Pocking: End and Renewal," "Exodus: In the Shadow of Mercy, Resistance and Persecution: Passau 1933-1939" and "Robert Klein, a German Jew Looks Back." In 1994, Hans Dieter Schutt published a biography of Rosmus titled "Anna Rosmus-The Witch of Passau."

The UC event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Richard Schade at (513) 556-2752.

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