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The German Department offers an array of events throughout the year for students, faculty, and outside guests alike. Stay up to date with all our news and events here.

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Congratulations to film journalist and German Department instructor Anne-Katrin Titze on her selection to the jury for the Fifth Annual Nordic International Film Festival, sponsored by the consulates of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden. The festival took place in New York City October 16-20, 2019.


Remembering Ernst Toller (1893-1939): Exiles and Refugees between Europe and the US

With support from the DAAD, the Max Kade Foundation, the Ernst-Toller-Gesellschaft, the Austrian Cultural Forum, and the administrations of Hunter College and Mary Immaculate College, we were proud to host the international conference "Remembering Ernst Toller (1893-1939): Exiles and Refugees between Europe and the US," on May 30-June 1, 2019.

The spring of 1919 saw the brutal end of the Bavarian soviet republic that had emerged as part of Germany's November Revolution. Twenty years later, on May 22, 1939, Ernst Toller, one of the leaders of that revolution and republic, committed suicide at the Mayflower Hotel in New York, where he was living in exile from Nazi Germany. To commemorate these anniversaries we organized this conference on German-speaking exiles in New York and the United States, and their legacy for today's exiles and refugees. For more information, see https://www.ernst-toller.de/tagung-new-york-city/.

 

 


10th Annual Festival Neue Literatur

The 10th annual Festival Neue Literatur will take place from March 29-31, 2019, bringing to New York contemporary writers from Austria, Germany, Switzerland, and the US.  This year's theme is "In Memory We Trust."  We are very proud that Hunter German major Sean Crisp will participate in the "Words With Writers" event on March 29!  The event is free of charge but an RSVP is required.  Click on the links above for more details. 

 


"Facing Fears and Furies: The Unexpurgated Brothers Grimm" by PETER WORTSMAN

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