It’s Movie Time at Occidental College

Hannah Arendt German filmOccidental College Shows ‘Hannah Arendt’ at German Movie Night

It’s time again for another German movie night at the Occidental College ! On Wednesday April 2nd, ‘Hannah Arendt’ a movie by director Margarethe von Trotta will show at Choi Auditorium from 8pm – 9:30pm. The event is free.

‘Hannah Arendt’, explores the life of one of the most influential political philosophers of the twentieth century. Born October 14th 1906 into a German-Jewish family in Hannover, she grew up in Königsberg ( today’s Kaliningrad) and Berlin. She studied philosophy in Marburg with Martin Heidegger, before she had to flee Germany in 1933 to escape the Nazi regime. While living in Paris for the following eight years she helped Jewish refugees. In 1941 she managed to emigrated to the United States, where she became very active in the Jewish-German community in New York. In the years to follow she lectured as a visiting scholar at major universities, including Berkeley, Stanford and Princeton, and covered the war crimes trial of Nazi Adolf Eichmann as a reporter for ‘The New Yorker’ in Jerusalem. She died in New York City in 1975.

The Hannah Arendt Prize is named in her honor.

WHAT: German Movie ‘Hannah Arendt’ by director Margarethe von Trotta

WHERE: Occidental College , 1600 Campus Rd, Los Angeles, CA 90041

WHEN: Wednesday, April 2nd at 8pm


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