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Title:
"From Hollywood to the Gallows : Otto Katz
When:
01.21.2010 - 01.21.2010 07.00 h
Where:
Bohemian National Hall (BNH) - New York
Category:
History

Description

 Thursday, January 21, 7 PM                         

 

“From Hollywood to the Gallows: The strange case of Otto Katz.”     

 

Professor Anson Rabinbach will deliver a lecture on the persecution and assassination of Otto Katz (also known as Andre Simone), an enigmatic Czech-German communist, hanged along with ten other victims of the Slansky Trial in Pankrac prison in Prague on December 3rd 1953.  

   Anson Rabinbach is a specialist in modern European history with an emphasis on intellectual and cultural history. He has published extensively on Nazi Germany, Austria, and European thought in the nineteenth and twentieth century. In 1974 he co-founded the premier journal of German studies in the United States, New German Critique, which he continues to co-edit. In 1979 he published The Crisis of Austrian Socialism: From Red Vienna to Civil War 1927-1934, a study of Austrian culture and politics between the wars.The Human Motor, an investigation of the metaphor of work and energy that provided modern thinkers with a new scientific and cultural framework to understand the human body, appeared in 1991 and has since been translated into several languages. His current research is on the culture of Nazi Germany and on post-World War II exchanges between European and American intellectuals. He also writes and reviews widely for journals of opinion including The New York TimesThe Times Literary SupplementDissent, and The Nation. He received the Viktor Adler State Prize in 1987. Professor Rabinbach has also been the recipient of Guggenheim, ACLS, and NEH fellowships.

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Venue

Venue:
Bohemian National Hall (BNH)
Street:
321 East 73rd Street
City:
New York
State:
New York
Country:
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