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 on a mission to educate students for lives of faith and service, offering more than 60 undergraduate majors, 30 three-year degrees, 20 NCAA Division III intercollegiate sports, alongside adult and graduate programs. The private, liberal arts institution is fully accredited and recognized among top colleges for its business, computer science, cybersecurity, dance, engineering, nursing, and teacher education programs. Anderson University was established in 1917 in Anderson, Indiana, by the Church of God.

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