Panel Presentations

Authors

Sarah E. Hayes '14, Gettysburg College

Location

Breidenbaugh Hall 307

Session

German Studies Capstone: Memory, Culture and Identity in German-Speaking Countries of the Present

Start Time

5-3-2014 9:00 AM

End Time

5-3-2014 10:15 AM

Supervising Faculty Member

Laurel Cohen-Pfister

Department

German Studies

Description

Freya von Moltke was a member of the Kreisau Circle, a German resistance group to Nazism that was active from 1940-1944. Although the group's existence was uncovered in the wake of the July Plot in 1944, von Moltke became highly influential in preserving the history of the Circle until her death in 2010. This paper will examine the role of von Moltke in the German collective memory today due to her exemplification of the values of the Berlin Republic.

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May 3rd, 9:00 AM May 3rd, 10:15 AM

Spark Across the Ages': Freya von Moltke in the Memory of the German Resistance to National Socialism

Breidenbaugh Hall 307

Freya von Moltke was a member of the Kreisau Circle, a German resistance group to Nazism that was active from 1940-1944. Although the group's existence was uncovered in the wake of the July Plot in 1944, von Moltke became highly influential in preserving the history of the Circle until her death in 2010. This paper will examine the role of von Moltke in the German collective memory today due to her exemplification of the values of the Berlin Republic.