EVENT: The Media and The Nuremberg Trials

It’s time for another event at the Goethe Atlanta and this time we’re teaming up with the City of Nuremberg, the Atlanta Sister Cities Commission, the American Jewish Committee Atlanta, and the Georgia Commission for the Holocaust to present:

Join us as we welcome Nuremberg journalist, Steffen Radlmaier for a lecture entitled “The Media and the Nuremberg Trials, Nuremberg 1945/46.”

The Nuremberg Trials began in the autumn of 1945. Their historical relevance is unquestioned. For the first time ever, the political and military leaders responsible for a war were charged and convicted in a court of law. The event generated huge interest, in particular as the Allies intended it be used as a lesson for future generations. Despite that long-sighted goal, however, in the years following have we really become capable of learning from historical mistakes?

The International Military Tribunal was a unique global spectacle, attracting journalists as well as authors and intellectuals. Numbered among those authors like Erika Mann, Erich Kästner and John Dos Passos and correspondents like Martha Gellhorn and Yevgeny Khaldei.

The correspondents, authors and reporters registered the oscillating atmosphere of this “zero hour” like a seismograph. These envoys from the West and East met up over whisky and vodka in the Faber-Castell palace, which the Americans had converted into an international press camp.

It was a nice coincidence that this community of writers was housed in the “Pencil Palace” in Stein, near Nuremberg. However, not all of the guests were impressed by their accommodation. But one thing is certain: history was literally written here in 1945/46. A fact that is still not fully recognized today.

About the speaker:

Steffen Radlmaier, head of the German newspaper Nürnberger Nachrichten’s arts and culture section. He also works for German radio and TV stations. Radlmaier is the author of “The learning process of Nuremberg” and Billy and The Joels – The American Rock Star and His German Family Story: Foreword by Billy Joel.

Ready to sign up for what’s set to be an interesting and informative night? Here’s what you need to know:

When: Wednesday, April 5, 2017
Time: 7:00pm (doors open at 6:30pm)
Where: Goethe-Zentrum Atlanta
Admission: Complimentary

Click the link below to register!

We look forward to seeing you there!


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