Friday, September 18, 2009

Fri, Sept 25 at 6 PM: Anne Nelson, "Red Orchestra" Slideshow, Reading and Book Signing (FREE) at The Drama Book Shop

Time: Friday, September 25, 6:00 p.m.
Location: The Drama Book Shop, 250 West 40th Street, New York, NY 10018
Title of Event: Anne Nelson: RED ORCHESTRA.
Slideshow, Reading and Book Signing (FREE)


Seventy years ago this September, the Nazis invaded Poland, setting off the conflagration that would become the Second World War. But in the very heart of Berlin, a band of Germans and German-Americans chose to defy the fascists, and carried out a series of daring measures of resistance -- publicizing Nazi war crimes, aiding persecuted Jews, and smuggling intelligence to the Allies. The Gestapo called them the "Red Orchestra," and among them were playwrights, actors, screenwriters -- and even a dramaturg. Come join author and playwright Anne Nelson ("The Guys") as she shares rare archival photos and tells the compelling story of the Weimar theater and film artists who were compelled to take action in the name of civil courage.

About the Author

Anne Nelson is an author, playwright, and professor. She has been the recipient of numerous awards and grants, including a 2005 Guggenheim Fellowship and the 1989 Livingston Award for international reporting. Her books and articles have been published widely, and her play “The Guys” has been staged throughout the world. As a war correspondent in El Salvador and Guatemala from 1980 to 1983, Nelson published reports and photography in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and many other publications. She is a graduate of Yale University and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Visit Anne and view photos from the book at Facebook Group, “Red Orchestra< by Anne Nelson.”

Red Orchestra: The Story of the Berlin Underground and the Circle of Friends Who Resisted Hitler
by Anne Nelson
Random House, 2009
Hardcover : $27.00


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