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Kay Boyle (speaker)
Telford Taylor (speaker)
Harold Rosenberg (speaker)
Wolf Von Eckhardt (speaker)
Howard White (moderator)
Jan G. Reifenberg (speaker)


May 14 1963


Companion event for “Weimar — Nuremberg — Bonn,” an exhibition of World War II-era German posters organized in honor of the University in Exile’s 30th Anniversary and as part of the New School Art Center’s “Art As A Political Weapon” exhibition series. The event was organized by the New School Art Center’s executive director Paul Mocsanyi, and moderated by Dr. Howard B. White, Dean of the Graduate Faculty at the New School for Social Research. Participants in the panel included novelist and historian Kay Boyle, journalist Jan G. Reifenberg, art critic Harold Rosenberg, Nuremberg trial chief prosecutor Telford Taylor, and writer and critic Wolf Von Eckhardt. The discussion explores the role of art in contemporary political discourse and its application as a propaganda tool during Nazi Germany. The event was covered widely in national and international markets.





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