PROGRAM DETAILS

Nazi Hunter Fritz Bauer: A Heroic Story!

Instructor
Anette Isaacs
Category
Jewish Culture & History / History
WPL02173

Course Description

It has become common knowledge that 60 years ago Adolf Eichmann, the infamous architect of the Holocaust, was captured by Mossad agents in Argentina and brought to justice in Israel. But hardly anyone is familiar with the fact that it was a German Jew, the Hessian attorney general, Fritz Bauer, who provided pivotal information about Eichmann’s whereabouts in South America to the Israeli authorities. Join German Historian, Anette Isaacs, as she pays homage to Bauer, this true hero who confronted post-war German society with its guilt and denial and who almost single-handedly initiated the Auschwitz trials of the mid 1960s.

About the Instructor

  • Anette Isaacs, MA, born and raised in Germany, received her academic education at Emory University in Atlanta, the University of Vienna, Austria, and the Free University in Berlin and holds master's degrees in History, Political Science and American Studies. She now resides in Evanston, IL, and teaches at the Lifelong Learning departments of Oakton College, the College of Lake County, Harper College and McHenry County College, where she presents lectures and seminars on more than 30 different topics pertaining to her home country’s history, culture, politics, and society. anetteisaacs.com