Center for German and European Studies

"Nasty Girl" - Conversation with Anna Rosmus

In cooperation with the Goethe-Institut Boston

Tuesday, November 9, 2021
7pm at Atrium of Mandel Humanities Center
Refreshments will be served

This is an in-person event on the Brandeis campus, open to off-campus guests. All guests are required to RSVP prior to the event (see button below) and must show proof of either complete vaccination or a negative COVID test taken within 72 hours before the event. Documentation (paper/phone) will be checked upon entering the venue. Masks are required and must be worn at all times except during the consumption of served refreshments.

Brandeis community members must present a green COVID passport upon entry, yellow passorts will no be accepted.

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About the Event

Anna RosmusAs a teenager in the 1970’s, Anna Rosmus embarked on a research project: What had her city (Passau, Germany) done to help the Jews during the Nazi era? What began as an innocent question turned into a lifelong project when Rosmus realized why her fellow citizens were doing everything in their power to prevent her from discovering the truth. Filmmaker Michael Verhoeven turned her story into an Oscar-nominated feature film called Nasty Girl (Das schreckliche Mädchen) in 1990.

Join an in-person conversation with Dr. Anna Rosmus, now a German-American historian and the author of several books, including Against the Stream: Growing Up Where Hitler Used to Live (2002), and Out of Passau: Leaving a City Hitler Called Home (2014). 

You are also welcome to join us for a screening of the film on November 8.