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German Week Activities Slated for March 31-April 3
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MAILED: March 19, 1998

EAU CLAIRE -- The annual German Week will be held March 31-April 3 at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.
Kabarett Abend will kick off the activities at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 31, in The Cabin of Davies Center. It will include dancing, skits, poems, music and short German lessons. Snacks and drinks will be available.
Activities continue at 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 1, with a discussion titled "Study in Germany and Austria." The presentation will be held in the Eagle Room of Davies Center. UW-Eau Claire students and exchange students from German-speaking countries will discuss the differences between university study in Germany and Austria and the United States. Students also will share the experiences they had while studying abroad.
Wednesday also will feature Kino Abend. The award-winning film "Die Blechtrommel (The Tin Drum) will be shown at 7 p.m. in room 309C of Hibbard Hall. The 1979 film will be in German with English subtitles. The Oscar winning foreign film is German director Volker Schlondorff's adaptation of Gunther Grass's satirical novel. German society and events from the turn of the century to World War II are seen through the eyes of little Oskar, who decided on his third birthday that he wanted to grow no further. His tin drum and power to shatter glass with his high-pitched scream comment on events. The film was acclaimed by audiences and film critics and reestablished the prestige of German film in the world. Discussion about the film will be led by Irene Lazda, a UW-Eau Claire German professor. Refreshments will be provided.
On Friday, April 3, there will be a screening of Wolfgang Peterson's film "Das Boot." The screening will begin at 7 p.m. in room 309C of Hibbard Hall. Refreshments will be served.
For additional information about any German Week events, call Irene Lazda at (715) 836-4161 or e-mail her at

UWEC [Administrative Offices] [News Bureau]

Janice B. Wisner
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
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(715) 836-4741

Updated: March 20, 1998