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Bus to Buchenwald

Event Type
Lecture
Sponsor
Program in Comparative and World Literature
Location
Levis Faculty Center, Room 210
Virtual
wifi event
Date
Oct 17, 2022   4:00 - 5:00 pm  
Contact
Brett Kaplan
E-Mail
bakaplan@illinois.edu
Views
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In 1944 Käthe da Fonseca-Wollheim showed up at the gate of Buchenwald. The SS had notified her of the death of her husband Hermann. Unauthorized, she traveled to Buchenwald in the hope of receiving ashes, answers and one last message. Drawing on documents including original SS correspondence, her granddaughter Corinna da Fonseca-Wollheim reconstructs a story of love, decency and the power of art to sustain us in dark times.

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