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Partner Event: Hannah Arendt Film

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Wednesday, November 16, 2022
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

6 PM reception/introduction | 7 PM film

The University of St. Thomas will screen Margarethe von Trotta’s 2012 biographical drama about Hannah Arendt, a political theorist, author, and Holocaust survivor. The film centers Arendt’ response to the 1961 trial of Adolf Eichmann, which she covered for The New Yorker. Her writing on the trial became controversial for its depiction of both Eichmann and the Jewish councils, and for the now-famous concept of “the banality of evil” developed by Arendt.

The film will be introduced by Dr. Kirsten Christensen, the executive director of the Twin Cities German Immersion School (TCGIS), who earned her PhD in medieval and early modern German literature at the University of Texas at Austin. Before coming to the TCGIS in 2021, she was Professor of German at Pacific Lutheran University, where she was a founding member of the Holocaust and Genocide Studies program.

Free but registration is required 

Wednesday, November 16, 2022
6:00 PM
- 9:00 PM


O’Shaughnessv Educational Center Auditorium
2115 Summit Ave
St. Paul, MN 55105 United States