'White Rose: Resistance and Remembrance' opening event

Thursday, February 06, 2014
6:30 PM
McIntyre Library
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McIntyre Library
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Josh Brown
715-836-4527
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https://calendar.uwec.edu/EventDetails.aspx?EventDetailId=65988

      An international exhibit titled "White Rose: Resistance and Remembrance" will be on display from Feb. 3-19 in UW-Eau Claire's McIntyre Library. An opening celebration will begin at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 6 in the library's second-floor breezeway.
      The opening will include introductory remarks by Dr. Carter Smith, chair of the department of languages, and will be followed by a lecture titled "Resistance Movement: Lessons from the Nazi Past" by Dr. Teresa Sanislo, professor of history.
      The White Rose was a famous, nonviolent student resistance group against Hitler's Nazi regime. The group distributed leaflets calling for an overthrow of Hitler and his government. When the group's actions were discovered, the core members (six university students and one of their professors) were executed. They remain an example of the importance of activism against oppression.
      "It's extremely appropriate that this exhibit will be displayed at the university, as the White Rose was a group of university students," said Dr. Josh Brown, assistant professor of German. "Although separated by decades, their legacy of social justice will hopefully resonate with today's students."
      The international exhibit from Munich, Germany, regularly travels the world, with displays at schools, libraries, museums and organizations. It features pictures and narratives about the lives of the White Rose group members and their actions. Hundreds of high school students will be viewing the exhibit at UW-Eau Claire, which has the distinction of being the only UW System school to host the exhibit as it moves through Wisconsin.
      For more information, contact Dr. Josh Brown at 
brownjo@uwec.edu.

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Members of the White Rose resistance group
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