Trip Start May 20, 2005
17Trip End Jun 07, 2007
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This year we visit two European capitals, Prague, Czech Republic and Berlin, Federal Republic of Germany. We will also take two side trips. The first to Weimar, the burial place of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe and the site of the Buchenwald Concentration Camp and Wittenburg, where Martin Luther lived for many years and from where helped provoke the Protestant Reformation.
The following topics are on the agenda for this trip:
Reinhard Heydrich and Ludice
Defenestration of Prague, c1620, 1947
Battle of White Mountain
Tycho Brahe - Astronomer
Jewish Cemetary in Prague
Prague Spring- Dubcek and Jan Palach
Why the Split of Czechoslavakia?
Santa Claus - Wenceslas/St.Nicholas/Romania/Czech Connection
Revolution of 1848 - Palacky
Czech Legion (1919)
Weimar Sexual Liberation
Reconstruction of Berlin
Magnus Hirschfeld - Institute of Sexology
Frederich the Great
Zarah Leander - Singer/Spy?
Bombing of Hamburg and Dresden
Battle of Leipzig (the Nations) October, 1813
Franz v. Papen
Wittenburg Castle Church
Many thanks to my colleagues at the University of Richmond, Jim Narduzzi, Dean of the School of Continuing Studies, Herb Peterson, Vice-president for Finance, and Jenni Sauer, Controller, who helped put together the funds that will make this trip possible.
Past and future episodes on A Moment in Time that have and will arise from these research trips and those who made them possible are:
CUBA (Faculty Enrichment Grant, UR School of Continuing Studies and A Moment in Time)
MADRID AND BARCELONA, SPAIN (A Moment in Time and a Faculty Enrichment Grant, UR School of Continuing Studies)
HOLLAND (A Moment in Time and a Faculty Enrichment Grant, UR School of Continuing Studies)
GRENADA, SPAIN (A Moment in Time and a Faculty Enrichment Grant, UR School of Continuing Studies)
ENGLAND (Faculty Research Grant, University of Richmond)
NEW ZEALAND AND AUSTRALIA (Faculty Research Trip, UR Office of International Education)
We have never used Travelpod.com before, so hope it is helpful. It sounds like a great idea. Thanks to my colleague Patsy Arnett for the suggestion.