Book Presentation - Discussion
Saturday, 11 May
Reading from the graphic novel "Nieder mit Hitler! Or why Karl didn't want to be a cyclist"
How can young people today be interested in what their great-grandfathers and great-grandmothers experienced during the National Socialist terror regime in Germany from 1933 to 1945? How they lived. Whether they were guided by fear, indifference or courage. Whether they adapted, internally emigrated, or fought.
Historian and author Jochen Voit and illustrator Hamed Eshrat will talk about this following an illustrated reading from their graphic novel "Nieder mit Hitler! Or why Karl didn't want to be a cyclist":
"Suddenly Karl remembers everything. The summer of 1943: The frustration of the German defeat at Stalingrad. And the death-defying idea of overthrowing Hitler. Karl and his school friends distribute leaflets against the Nazis, are arrested and imprisoned by the Gestapo. With luck they escape the death penalty. That was almost 20 years ago. The teenager Karl has become an adult man. As a pastor he takes care of a small parish in the GDR. He hardly thinks of that time. Until the day he went to Berlin and made the acquaintance of a Stasi employee. He confronts him with a difficult decision...The graphic novel Nieder mit Hitler! tells his story for the first time." (Text: avant-verlag)
The discussion will be moderated by the author and translator Christos Asteriou, who is a member of the German-Greek jury that selected "Nieder mit Hitler!" for inclusion in the Goethe-Institut's Litrix programme. Litrix.de promotes the translation of current German-language books into Greek. More information can be found at www.litrix.de.
Language: German & Greek with simultaneous translation.
HELEXPOThessaloniki International Exhibition & Congress Centre
546 36 Thessaloniki
11.05.2019, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM