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October 2017

Between Utopia and Reality: Stefan Zweig’s Europe

October 16 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Academic Lecture/Film Discussion with Gregor Thuswaldner, North Park University Stefan Zweig (1881-1942) is known for his humanistic and pacifistic attitude which is recognizable in all his writings. Zweig’s notion of humanism is deeply connected with his idea of a transnational Europe. Even though Zweig escaped continental Europe in 1934, four years before Hitler’s “Anschluss” with Austria, he was unable to metaphorically leave Europe, and especially the German-speaking world, behind. It is a well-documented fact that Zweig found his life in…

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