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 Nazi regime.

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.