Humans, Animals, and Nazis on Display: The Berlin Zoo in German HistoryExport this event to calendar

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 — 7:00 PM EST

Through the Lion's Gate BookWCGS welcomes one and all to a talk by UW History professor Dr. Gary Bruce about his new book Through the Lion Gate: A History of the Berlin Zoo.

Talk description: At the centre of Berlin’s social life, the zoo helped to shape German views not only of the animal world but also of the human world for more than 170 years, from the ethnographic display of Africans, Inuit, and other ‘exotic’ peoples in the late 19th century to the Nazis’ bizarre attempts to breed back long-extinct European cattle. This talk will explore the Berlin zoo’s long history as a mirror of both the different political eras in Germany and the longings of Berliners who were so profoundly attached to their zoo.

When: Wednesday, 6 March 2019 at 7 pm

Where: Knox Presbyterian Church 50 Erb St W, Waterloo, ON N2L 1T1 (see below for parking information)

This is a free event, but we do request that you register.

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The Waterloo Campus Book Store will be on site with copies of Prof. Bruce's book for purchase.

Learn more about Through the Lion Gate: A History of the Berlin Zoo


Additional Event information:

Parking: Knox Presbyterian has free parking and there is overflow parking at the following municipal lots (before 5pm municipal parking is by permit only).

1) Waterloo Town Square - there is parking available on the north and south sides of the Waterloo Town Square.

2) Dupont Street Lot - On the corner of Dupont St. W and Caroline St. N

Please visit the Uptown Waterloo Parking website for more details:https://uptownwaterloobia.com/uptown-parking/

Location 
Knox Presbyterian Church
50 Erb St
Waterloo, ON N2L 1T1
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