On Thursday, March 10th, in Fahy 236, at 6:30 p.m., Slavic Club will be hosting a talk, Edge of Chaos: Hitler & the Danzig Crisis, by Daniel Kelly, - Seton Hall Senior, History major and Slavic Club officer, in which he will present his senior thesis statement on the diplomatic relation between world powers in the days before the invasion of Poland in 1939.
At the meeting of giants on the edge of war, Hitler and his inner
circle attempted to gain yet more territory in Europe, this time their
sights were set on the sovereign nation of Poland. As the war loomed
ever closer, the negotiations became more complex until Joachim von
Ribbentrop of Germany signed a non-aggression pact with his counterpart
in Russia. What happened next was one of the tensest series of
negotiations and power plays the world never saw, hidden behind the
closed doors of the Reich Chancellery until long after the war was over.
Come learn about the troubling series of events that occurred when power and instability prevailed, and learn what went wrong when European leaders were unable to keep the peace. And watch, through the eyes of German filmmakers on the front lines, a short war film bulletin on the invasion of Poland itself, and its devastating consequences.
Q&A session will follow the presentation.
Please join us! Everyone is welcome!
Polish food and other Slavic treats will be served!