Hitler's invasion of Poland in September 1939 rocked the civilized world and triggered World War II. A story not as widely known during the run-up to WWII concerns the Catholic philosopher Dietrich von Hildebrand — who valiantly stood up to Hitler's war machine, starting in the 1920s. Hildebrand became one of Hitler’s biggest challengers and fought a different kind of war — one of argument, faith, and conscience.
A panel discussion "Hildebrand Versus Hitler" will be held at Franciscan University of Steubenville on Wednesday, December 3. The event will take place in the Tony and Nina Gentile Gallery, J.C. Williams Center, at 6:00 p.m.
Much of the discussion will center around the new book, My Battle Against Hitler: Faith, Truth, and Defiance in the Shadow of the Third Reich, which details Dietrich von Hildebrand’s journey, memoirs, and writings during his battle against the Nazis.
Three Franciscan University professors will take part in the discussion: Dr. John F. Crosby, director of the MA Philosophy Program, and translator/editor of the book; Dr. Kimberly Georgedes, chair of the History Department; and Dr. Jonathan Sanford, assistant vice president of Academic Affairs.
John Henry Crosby, director of the Dietrich von Hildebrand Project, who was the principal editor and translator of the volume, will deliver opening remarks.
Discounted copies of My Battle Against Hitler will be sold. There will also be a drawing to win a free copy of the book signed by Dietrich’s wife, Dr. Alice von Hildebrand.
Wednesday December 3, 6:00 p.m. EST.