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Edge of Chaos: Hitler and the Danzig Crisis  

Edge of ChaosOn 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!

Categories: Arts and Culture , Campus Life , Nation and World

For more information, please contact:

  • Anna Kuchta
  • (973) 275-5875
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