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    Ludwig Laher, author of "Heart Flesh Degeneration"

    Ludwig Laher, author of "Heart Flesh Degeneration"

    Presented by College of Saint Benedict at CSB Benedicta Arts Center - Gorecki FamilyTheater

    April 30, 2013

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    Austrian author Ludwig Laher will present "Literature, History and Civic Engagement: The Novel ´Heart Flesh Degeneration' and its Austrian Environment" at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 30, in the Gorecki Center, Room 204B, College of Saint Benedict, St. Joseph, Minn.

    "Heart Flesh Degeneration" was Laher's first novel to be translated into English.

    In 1940, Nazi Storm Troopers set up a Work Education Camp in St. Pantaleon near Salzburg, Austria, and then, after its closure in 1941, a Gypsy Detention Center. Hundreds of incarcerated prisoners are tortured there, and some are murdered. The camp doctor is the parish doctor who has been called in to the camp. "Heart Flesh Degeneration" is a term used by the doctor to describe a harmless cause of death. Finally, he calls in the State Attorney's Office concerning the tortures and deaths taking place. The ensuing investigation forms the basis of Laher's work.

    This event is free and open to the public and is sponsored by the CSB and SJU History Department, and the schools' Center for Global Education, the Office for Education Abroad, the Modern and Classical Languages Department, the History Club and the German Club, as well as the CSB Literary Arts Institute.

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        CSB Benedicta Arts Center - Gorecki FamilyTheater

        37 South College Avenue
        Saint Joseph, MN 56374

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        April 30, 2013


        7:00 p.m.

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