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Compliant or Confrontational?: The Protestant Church and the Holocaust

Dr Christian Staffa and Canon Dr Giles Fraser

Mon 25 Mar 2013

Time: 6.30pm

The Wiener Library welcomes Dr Christian Staffa, theologian and former director of Action Reconciliation Service for Peace, in conversation with Canon Dr Giles Fraser, theologian and former Canon of St Paul’s Cathedral.

This talk will examine the role of the Protestant Church during the Second World War and the impact and legacy of the Holocaust upon the Protestant Church in post-war Germany. Dr Staffa will outline the key challenges faced by the Protestant Church under National Socialism, how its response can be characterised, and the position of the Protestant Church and its approach to history in contemporary Germany. Canon Dr Giles Fraser’s response will include drawing out a number of key issues for further discussion and debate.

There will be an opportunity for questions from the audience following the discussion.

Admission: Free, but booking is essential as space is limited.

Location: The Wiener Library, 29 Russell Square, London - click for map

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