Events

October Presentation at Horizon House

Ursula and Our Conversations: The Nazi Era

Tuesday, Oct. 16, 7:30 PM, Anderson Hall, Horizon House

900 University Street, Seattle

Chaitania Hein, performance artist, therapist and teacher, engaged her German mother-in-law in many conversations about Ursula’s life growing up in Nazi Germany, where, at age 15, she became a member of Hitler Youth in 1933. The results of the discussions are an original screenplay and a recent stage adaptation.

The story¬†traverses the rocky landscape of Ursula’s early certainty in the illusory Nazi propaganda machine. At war’s end in 1945, having learned what her country had done, she realized her existence had been based on lies. For the rest of her life, she experienced a paralyzing fear and deep shame.

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