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Published on Feb 4, 2014
In celebration of the 80th anniversary of the University in Exile, The New School for Social Research (http://www.newschool.edu/nssr) and the Center for Public Scholarship (http://www.newschool.edu/cps) present a discussion with "Hannah Arendt" film director Margarethe von Trotta, actress Barbara Sukowa, and co-screenwriter Pamela Katz; moderated by Jerome Kohn, director of the Hannah Arendt Center. Followed by Q&A.
The University in Exile was created by The New School's first president, Alvin Johnson, as a haven for scholars whose careers and very lives were threatened in Germany in 1933, when the Nazi Party came to power and acted to expel all Jews and political opponents from German universities. With financial support from Hiram Halle and the Rockefeller Foundation, the University in Exile was able to rescue more than 180 intellectuals and scholars with their families, a number of whom remained at The New School for many years and all of whom made an impact on the intellectual life of the United States.