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Ascent of Evil
Start Date: 1/24/2019Start Time: 6:30 PM
End Date: 1/24/2019End Time: 8:30 PM

Event Description:
In commemoration of International Holocaust Remembrance, an international memorial day for the victims of the Holocaust, King Library presents the documentary: Ascent of Evil: The Story of Mein Kampf

Mein Kampf is an autobiographical manifesto written by Nazi Party leader Adolf Hitler while imprisoned, following his 1923 failed coup attempt in Munich. In Mein Kampf, Hitler outlined his political ideology and goals for Germany. Today Mein Kampf is available in libraries, on the internet, at universities and even at bookstores worldwide. Yet much of the history of this 720 page, two volume screed is now forgotten. Using historical footage, photographs and interviews with scholars, Ascent of Evil plunges deep into the infamous blue print for evil’s dark secrets and reveals how this book came to be written, and how its impact on the world in the form of the "appallingly scripted nightmare," we know as the Holocaust, came to be.

◦Running Time: 59 minutes
◦Year: 2016
◦Filmmaker: Frederic Monteil
◦Language: English, French & German (subtitled)

Discussion to follow

Sponsored by: SJSU College of Arts & Humanities, Jewish Studies
Location Information:
SJSU Main Campus - King Library

SJSU Main Campus - King Library
Room: 225
Contact Information:
Name: deborah estreicher
Phone: 408.808.2357
Email: deborah.estreicher@sjlibrary.org

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