February 2: Why Did so Many Succumb to the Siren Song of Nazism?
Monday, February 2nd - 7:00 pm at Marylhurst University Library
Professor Brian Els, Department of History at University of Portland will speak about how Doerr’s novel touches on a great number of themes related to power, responsibility, and the results of decisions people make even when they are young. What does it mean to come of age in a time of economic chaos and dictatorship? Werner’s character, in particular, challenges the reader to question how we might respond to the subtle enchantment of totalitarianism.