Life Pictures. Classical Archaeologists and National Socialism

Book Presentation and Discussion (With Audio Recording in German)

In their volume Lebensbilder. Klassische Archäologen und der National­sozialismus (Life pictures. Classical archaeologists and National Socialism), the archaeologists Gunnar Brands and Martin Maischberger document the spectrum of scientists’ possible behaviors in the environment of totalitarian regimes.

Among the representatives of a science that at first glance seems unsuspicious are victims of racist or political discrimination, advocates of the "Aryan master race" ideology, party members, emigrants, opportunists, and silent deniers.

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Where

W. M. Blumenthal Academy, Hall

Fromet-und-Moses-Mendelssohn-Platz 1, 10969 Berlin
(Opposite the Museum)

Audio recording of the book presentation Life pictures. Classical archaeologists and National Socialism with Gunnar Brands, Martin Maischberger and others on 10 July 2017 (in German).
Jewish Museum Berlin 2017

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Sandra Maischberger will chair the ensuing discussion on the role of the humanities in National Socialism with the Editors and Stefan Altekamp (Humboldt University of Berlin), Thomas Fröhlich (German Archaeological Institute Rome), Wulf Raeck (Goethe University Frankfurt) and Marie Vigener (Federal Ministry of Education and Research).

The Editors:
Gunnar Brands is Professor of Christian archaeology and Byzantine art history at Martin Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg, Martin Maischberger is Deputy Director of the Collection of Antiques (Antikensammlung), Berlin State Museums.

Where

W. M. Blumenthal Academy, Hall

Fromet-und-Moses-Mendelssohn-Platz 1, 10969 Berlin
(Opposite the Museum)

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    In cooperation with the Seminar for Oriental Archeology and Art History at the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg and the antique collection of the Berlin State Museums.

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