PROGRAM DETAILS

Silent Heroes: A Long Overdue Look at the Resistance Movement in Nazi Germany

Instructor
Anette Isaacs
Category
Jewish Culture & History / History
WPL02202

Course Description

The 75th anniversary of the end of World War II and the defeat of Nazi Germany presents us with the perfect opportunity to look at the relatively unknown and sometimes even forgotten heroes who often gave their lives in order to fight against the Hitler regime. Join German Historian Anette Isaacs, MA as she pays homage to Sophie and Hans Scholl, Georg Elser, Baron von Stauffenberg, the women of Rosenstrasse, and other groups who made up the German Resistance.

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