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Cocktails & Conversations – “Babylon Berlin”

May 7, 2020 · 5:00 pm6:30 pm · via Zoom

Department of History
Photo: Beta Film

The Department of History hosts a discussion on the popular TV show “Babylon Berlin. The panel will feature:

David A. Bell, Sidney and Ruth Lapidus Professor in the Era of North Atlantic Revolutions; Professor of History
Sheldon Garon, Nissan Professor in Japanese Studies; Professor of History and East Asian Studies
Harold James, Claude and Lore Kelly Professor in European Studies; Professor of History and International Affairs
Sean Wilentz, George Henry Davis 1886 Professor of American History; Professor of History
Moderator: Marina Rustow, Khedouri A. Zilkha Professor of Jewish Civilization in the Near East; Professor of Near Eastern Studies and History
Host: Jennifer Loessy, Manager, Center for Collaborative History

Babylon Berlin is a German neo-noir television series. It is created, written and directed by Tom Tykwer, Achim von Borries and Hendrik Handloegten, based on novels by German author Volker Kutscher. The series takes place in Berlin during the Weimar Republic, starting in 1929. It follows Gereon Rath, a police inspector on assignment from Cologne who is on a secret mission to dismantle an extortion ring, and Charlotte Ritter, police clerk by day, flapper by night, who is aspiring to become a police inspector.

Registration is required in order to participate. To register, visit: https://princeton.zoom.us/meeting/

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