“Broken Lives: How Ordinary Germans Experienced the Twentieth Century”

Deutsches Haus at NYU and the Center for European and Mediterranean Studies at NYU present a lecture by Konrad Jarausch on “Broken Lives: How Ordinary Germans Experienced the Twentieth Century.” The talk will be introduced by Alexander Geppert, Associate Professor at the Center for European and Mediterranean Studies at NYU.

On the basis of five dozen autobiographies of the cohort born during the Weimar Republic this lecture explores the shared experiences and tropes of memory by ordinary Germans during the tumultuous twentieth century. By engaging the fascinating stories of individual fates from a perspective of below, it sheds new light on the rise, impact and consequences of the Nazi dictatorship and the subsequent division of Germany.

Konrad H. Jarausch is Lurcy Professor of European Civilization at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill and Senior Fellow of the Zentrum für Zeithistorische Forschung in Potsdam. He has founded the Center for European Studies at UNC and was director of the ZZF. He has written or edited about forty books on German and European history of the nineteenth and twentieth century. His last publication was “Out of Ashes: A New History of Europe in the Twentieth Century” (Princeton, 2015), which was awarded the Bronislaw Geremek prize.

Events at Deutsches Haus are free of charge. If you would like to attend this event, please send us an email to [email protected]. Space at Deutsches Haus is limited; please arrive ten minutes prior to the event. Thank you!

Broken Lives: How Ordinary Germans Experienced the Twentieth Century is a DAAD-sponsored event.











When: Mon., January 30, 2017 at 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Where: Deutsches Haus at NYU
42 Washington Mews
212-998-8660
Price: Free
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Deutsches Haus at NYU and the Center for European and Mediterranean Studies at NYU present a lecture by Konrad Jarausch on “Broken Lives: How Ordinary Germans Experienced the Twentieth Century.” The talk will be introduced by Alexander Geppert, Associate Professor at the Center for European and Mediterranean Studies at NYU.

On the basis of five dozen autobiographies of the cohort born during the Weimar Republic this lecture explores the shared experiences and tropes of memory by ordinary Germans during the tumultuous twentieth century. By engaging the fascinating stories of individual fates from a perspective of below, it sheds new light on the rise, impact and consequences of the Nazi dictatorship and the subsequent division of Germany.

Konrad H. Jarausch is Lurcy Professor of European Civilization at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill and Senior Fellow of the Zentrum für Zeithistorische Forschung in Potsdam. He has founded the Center for European Studies at UNC and was director of the ZZF. He has written or edited about forty books on German and European history of the nineteenth and twentieth century. His last publication was “Out of Ashes: A New History of Europe in the Twentieth Century” (Princeton, 2015), which was awarded the Bronislaw Geremek prize.

Events at Deutsches Haus are free of charge. If you would like to attend this event, please send us an email to [email protected]. Space at Deutsches Haus is limited; please arrive ten minutes prior to the event. Thank you!

Broken Lives: How Ordinary Germans Experienced the Twentieth Century is a DAAD-sponsored event.

Buy tickets/get more info now