Professor Peter Fritzsche to speak at Anderson University on Nov. 8

Anderson, Ind. — Professor Peter Fritzsche, Trowbridge Professor of History at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, will be speaking on Thursday, Nov. 8, at 6 p.m. in Hartung 101. Fritzsche is a globally-recognized expert on the history of Europe, recipient of Humboldt Foundation, Guggenheim, and other grants, and author of more than a dozen books.

The lecture is titled “Myths of Patriotic Union, the Nation’s Betrayal, Jewish Conspiracy and My Innocence: On the Anniversaries of the Armistice and the Reichskristallnacht, 1918 – 1938.” Fritzsche will be speaking on the centennial of the end of the First World War (Nov. 11, 1918), the 80th anniversary of the Nazi Reichskristallnacht (Nov. 9, 1938), and the links between the two.

This lecture is a part of “The Judge Dennis D. Carroll and Emily Govan Carroll Leadership Lecture Series” and is made possible by the generosity of Judge Carroll.

Anderson University is a private, liberal arts institution in Anderson, Indiana with a mission to educate students for lives of faith and service in the church and society. Anderson University is recognized among top colleges by U.S. News and World ReportColleges of Distinction, and The Princeton Review. Established in 1917 by the Church of God, the university now offers more than 60 undergraduate majors and graduate programs in businessmusic education, and theology.

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