Please join us for a movie talk and discussion with H. Peter Reinkordt (Professor of German, Emeritus, at Doane College) following 12:30 p.m. screening of 13 MINUTES on Sunday, August 13.
Directed by Oliver Hirschbiegel (Downfall), 13 MINUTES explores the aftermath of Georg Elser's failed attempt to assassinate Adolf Hitler in November 1939. After being arrested at the Swiss border for possession of suspicious objects, Elser recalls the events leading up to his plot and his reasons for deciding to take such drastic action.
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H. PETER REINKORDT is Professor of German, Emeritus, at Doane College, Crete. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Nebraska in 1972 in German Language and Literature. Reinkordt has taught at a private secondary school in Switzerland, at UNL, and Nebraska Wesleyan before settling at Doane College from 1984 until 2011. While his areas of special interest and research are German literature of the 20th century as well as German history and culture, he had taught the range of classes involving German language acquisition.
In semi-retirement, he teaches contemporary history of Europe dealing with fascism, the Holocaust and recent developments with special emphasis on Germany. In the seventies Reinkordt lived and worked in Switzerland, traveling widely in Europe as well as through Asia and North Africa. He keeps in touch with current European events by yearly trips to Europe to gather information as well as visiting Doane students studying abroad. He has been involved with the film program at the Ross since the early 1980’s, then the Sheldon Film Theater, and currently serves as a liaison member of the Board of Directors of the Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts