When: Tuesday, May 10, 2022 at 6 pm
Where: HYBRID, First Congregational Church of Old Lyme or via Zoom
Presenter: Rolf Wolfswinkel, Retired Professor
The outcome of the recent Cold Case investigation into the betrayal of the Frank Family in 1944 has caused much discussion worldwide. Do the results warrant all the consternation or is it a rehashing of old theories and long-established knowledge? In his presentation professor Wolfswinkel will look at what is held up as 'a breakthrough' in the matter of the betrayal and discuss whether earlier theories have now become obsolete.
About Rolf Wolfswinkel
Rolf Wolfswinkel was born in Amsterdam, where he studied History and Literature. In 1988 he was appointed at the University of Cape Town, South Africa, where he lectured i Modern European History. His dissertation "Between Treason and Patriotism' analyzed how Dutch literature portrayed Nazi collaboration in The Netherlands. Together with Dick van Galen Last he published: 'Anne Frank and After: Dutch Holocaust literature in historical perspective'. In 2001 he was appointed at New York University as professor of Holocaust Studies. Recently he gave a series of three public lectures on Germany between 1919-1945: 'Coming to terms with Defeat'. He is now retired and lives in Lyme.