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German Enemy Aliens in the Land of the Sky: World War I German Internment Camp in Hot Springs, North Carolina (Seminar)
April 14, 2013 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Little is known about the existence of the German prisoner-of-war stockade in the mountain community of Hot Springs, North Carolina during World War I. The collective memory has nearly faded from view. This event illuminates the history of Hot Springs as a prisoner-of-war camp, traces the prisoner’s year-long ordeal behind the stockades of North Carolina’s only World War I enemy-alien prison and reflects its memory.
4 – 5 pm: Terry Roberts reads from his new novel A Short Time to Stay Here
The Director of the National Paideia Center, Roberts is a graduate of UNC-Asheville, Duke University, and UNC- Chapel Hill. The author of a number of books on education and literature, this is his first novel.
5:15 – 7:15 pm: Kevin Kennedy shows his documentary “German Enemy Aliens in the Land of the Sky”
Kevin Kennedy is professor of German at Appalachian State University. He has presented and published on a wide variety of topics from Goethe to aspects of German Postcolonialism, and has produced six documentaries on German Diaspora.
Refreshments will be served during the break after the reading.
For more information see: www.unc.edu/ncgs
Sponsored by Carolina Seminars; the Carolina-Duke Graduate Program in German Studies; the Center for the Study of the American South at UNC-Chapel Hill; the Duke and UNC Centers for European Studies; the UNC Institute for the Arts and Humanities, and the Duke and UNC Departments of Germanic Languages and Literatures and History.