Hartwig to present program on Nazi Germany
What: A first-hand account: Nazi Germany, 1938
Who: Presenter: MLC Professor Emeritus Theodore Hartwig
When: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 25
Where: MLC Auditorium
Cost: Free and open to the public
NEW ULM – What would it have been like for an American youth to visit Nazi Germany just a year before the invasion of Poland and the start of World War II?
Theodore Hartwig was just 16, going on 17, when he was offered the opportunity to travel to Germany and see what Adolph Hitler and the Nazi party were doing to “unite Germans and instill national pride.”
Martin Luther College (MLC) invites the community to join students and staff, as Professor Emeritus Hartwig shares memories of this unique experience. The presentation is at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 25, at the MLC Auditorium. It is free of charge. The event will also be live streamed and archived at www.mlc-wels.edu/media/mlc-tv.
Hartwig graduated from Lutheran Seminary in Mequon, Wis. in 1947. He began teaching history and theology at Dr. Martin Luther College in 1955. After 47 years of service, Hartwig retired. He has stayed active, contributing articles to “Forward in Christ”?magazine, teaching mini-courses and preparing theological essays, family histories, devotions and studies of scripture.