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Author Anna Rosmus will talk about her personal struggle against the German Neo-Nazi movement 7:30 p.m. today in the auditorium of Kirby Hall of Civil Rights.

The event is the keynote lecture in Women’s History Month at Lafayette. There will also be an informal discussion conducted in German with Rosmus 7 p.m. in Interfaith Chapel, Hogg Hall.

“We try to find a speaker who is of interest to the students,” says Terese A. Heidenwolf, head of information services for libraries and coordinator of Lafayette’s women’s studies program. “Rosmus’ lecture can appeal to different disciplines, such as history and foreign languages, so we anticipate that attendance will be high.”

Rosmus grew up in Passau, Germany, and dedicated 13 years to uncovering and documenting the anti-Semitism and Nazi history of her hometown in Bavaria. She has written several acclaimed books as a result of her discovery and travels the world speaking about her experiences.

She was the subject of a “60 Minutes” interview and is the real-life heroine in the film The Nasty Girl, which was shown March 4 in Jaqua Auditorium of Hugel Science Center. Following the film was a panel discussion led by Margarete Lamb-Faffelberger, associate professor of foreign languages and literatures, and Bill Donahue, associate professor of German at Rutgers University.

Rosmus’ visit is sponsored by the women’s studies program, Herman C. Kissiah Endowment for the Enrichment of Student Life, Jewish studies program, German Club, Hillel Society, and the departments of foreign languages and literatures and international affairs.

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