CENFAD presents a Movie Screening and Discussion: "Breath of Freedom"

Wednesday, February 18, 2015 - 3:30pm - 5:00pm
1114 W. Polett Walk Weigley Room (914), Gladfelter Hall 9th floor
Philadelphia, PA 19104
United States

The Center for the Study of Force and Diplomacy at Temple University is proud to host Maria Hoehn for a screening and discussion of "Breath of Freedom"

The documentary “Breath of Freedom” tells the story of African-American GIs who were stationed in Germany at the end of World War II as part of a policy to help rid the country of racism and oppression, based on the book 'A Breath of Freedom: The Civil Rights Struggle, African American GIs, and Germany' by Maria Hoehn and Martin Klimke.

Accepted by the German people as representatives of a victorious power, these African-American GIs found themselves in a foreign country experiencing for the first time what it feels like to be treated as equals.

Author Maria Hoehn will be present for a screening and discussion of the movie. Maria Hoehn, Vassar College, teaches German history and is an established scholar of the American military presence in Germany.

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