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Mosse Lunch/Lecture – Dr. David Milne
February 6 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
“Sigrid Schultz – Investigative Reporter who predicted WWII”
Lunch with Historian Dr. David Milne
Thursday, February 6th, 2020
11:30AM – 1:00PM
University Club (Banquet Room)
Walking the Line as Tensions Grew: American-born Sigrid Schultz worked in Berlin as the Chicago Tribune’s first female chief correspondent during the years following World War I. Schultz recognized Nazi Germany’s ambitions and deliberately cultivated connections with leading members of the party. Interviewing Adolf Hitler and other Nazi officials, often writing under a pseudonym, Schultz bravely documented the rising threat of the Nazi regime.
Dr. David Milne is a Professor of Modern History at the University of East Anglia, U.K. Dr. Milne is conducting research in the Sigrid Schultz Collection at the Wisconsin Historical Society Archives with the support of a Mosse-Friends grant. He is working on a biography of Shultz, titled, Witness to Catastrophe. Please join us for lunch to answer intriguing questions such as:
How does one interview Hitler? How do you report about Nazism critically while avoiding deportation? How do you write such stories for an isolationist newspaper and editor? How do you act when you are the only woman in a room filled with Germany’s most powerful men? And how do you access that room in the first place?
This lunch-lecture is free and open to the public with R.S.V.P (space is limited).
Sponsored by: George L. Mosse Program in History