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Werner Haas, professor emeritus of Germanic languages and literatures at Ohio State University, will speak on the resistance movement within the German Wehrmacht and the failed attempts to assassinate Adolf Hitler between 1938-1945 at 7:30 p.m. tonight in Jaqua Auditorium, Hugel Science Center room 103. The time and location of the talk were rescheduled due to conflicts with other campus events.

The lecture is sponsored by the Max Kade Center for German Studies, the international affairs program, and the departments of history and foreign languages & literatures.

On July 20, Germany commemorated the failed assassination attempt against Hitler, one of the most significant events of World War II. Count Claus von Stauffenberg and his co-conspirators almost succeeded in killing Hitler and thus changing the course of history.

“The details of the plot are extraordinary,” says Margarete Lamb-Faffelberger, associate professor and head of foreign languages and literatures. “A huge number of senior German army officers, many of whom had never been comfortable with Hitler, were implicated or were aware of it.”

Author or co-author of over a dozen books about the German language, Haas has taught courses on German language and music in the United States and abroad.

Based in Pardee Hall room 429, the Max Kade Center for German Studies was established through a $65,000 grant from the Max Kade Foundation, which also awarded $5,000 for a German library and a visiting scholar, Herbert Herzmann, professor and head of German at University College Dublin in Ireland.

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