Faculty member to present program on German resistance Sept. 9
A Shippensburg University faculty member will present “Dangerous
Words and Noble Treasons: The White Rose and German Student Resistance to
National Socialism” at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 9 in Lehman Library 106.
Dr. David W. Wildermuth, assistant professor
of German in the modern languages department, will present the talk in
conjunction with the traveling exhibition “The White Rose: Student
Resistance against Hitler, Munich 1942/43.” That exhibit is on display in the
Lehman Library Main Gallery until Oct. 2. The talk is the opening reception for the exhibit.
“The White Rose”
exhibit tells the story of an underground leaflet and graffiti campaign led by
a group of students at the University of Munich, who wrote, published, and
distributed leaflets denouncing the Hitler regime and urged fellow Germans to
oppose Nazi ideology and crimes, including the genocide of Europe’s Jews. The exhibit consists
of 47 posters displaying text and images from The White Rose, or
“die Weisse Rose,”
chronicling their path to resistance, actions and persecution by the
The exhibit is presented by the White Rose Foundation e.V. of Munich. The Office of Social Equity and the
Department of Modern Languages are sponsoring both the exhibit and Wildermuth’s talk.
For more information contact Wildermuth at DWWildermuth@ship.edu.