Join us for a book talk with Anne Nelson as she discusses her book Red Orchestra which describes the experience of the men and women who objected to the Nazi Regime from the start – many working in defense of their Jewish friends and neighbors. A new edition of the book was just released by Bloomsbury Academic Press with a revised introduction which explores elements of the Red Orchestra’s experience that resonate with our time. The book was described as a “literary and historical masterpiece” in the Frankfurter Rundschau by German historian Hans Mommsen and named as an Editors’ Choice by The New York Times.
Moderated by Jack Snyder, Robert and Renée Belfer Professor of International Relations, Department of Political Science, Columbia University
With Anne Nelson, Author, Red Orchestra; Research Scholar, Arnold A. Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies; Strategic Consultant and Author
Monday, January 29, 2024
Room 1302, International Affairs Building
About the author:
Anne Nelson is a prize-winning author and lecturer specializing in the role of media systems in shaping societies, currently a Research Scholar at the Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies at SIPA. Her most recent book is Shadow Network: Media, Money, and the Secret Hub of the Radical Right, exploring the broadcast and digital media platforms deployed by Christian nationalists and fossil fuel interests to win political and economic power. Her previous books include Red Orchestra: The Story of the Berlin Underground and the Circle of Friends Who Resisted Hitler, which was named Editors Choice by the New York Times Book Review, and Suzanne’s Children: A Daring Rescue in Nazi Paris, a finalist for the National Jewish Book Award. She received a 2005 Guggenheim Fellowship for her research on Nazi Germany, and a 2015 Bellagio Fellowship for her work on digital media and society.