50th Anniversary of the first Moonlanding

Full house for our double bill event celebrating the 50th anniversary of  NASA – National Aeronautics and Space Administration ‘s Apollo 11 Moon landing! The audience was treated to a stellar performance by the Markus Gaudriot Trio and taken back to the exciting days 50 years ago with the display of postal items, images, and newspaper articles collected by Profil editor Otmar …

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A Spotlight on Visibility and Growth of LGBTQ Rights

Andrew Reynolds, Professor of Political Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, gave a talk about the odds of LGBTQ politicians compared to their straight counterparts. While many politicians still hesitate to out themselves for fear of the effects such announcement might have on their career, others have come forward, promoting the cause for …

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Rededication Ceremony at Mauthausen Memorial

On May 5, 1945, the U.S. 11th Armored Division liberated the Mauthausen Concentration camp. The U.S. Embassy, in cooperation with the Mauthausen Committee Austria, rededicated 3 plaques honoring the U.S. military for liberating the camp, and laid a wreath in memory of those who perished at the site. Among the Americans murdered at Mauthausen, were …

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Reflecting on Race in America: Marking the 50th Anniversary of MLK Jr.’s Assassination

On April 5, Susan Strasser, distinguished Lecturer for the Organization of American Historians, gave a talk at the Amerika Haus. The 50th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. serves as a moment to reflect on what African American scholar Ibram X. Kendi calls “a dual and dueling history of racial progress and …

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