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Hitler's (Not So) Genius Diplomat: A Howard Burnham Performance

Awaiting the gallows in 1946, Joachim von Ribbentrop, ex-Reichsminister for Foreign Affairs, reflects on his life. A program to reflect the Hélène Berr special exhibition.

How did someone once described as "the most stupid in his class," "pompous, conceited, and not too intelligent," "superficial," and "the Nazi almost all the other leading Nazis hated" become Hitler's close confidant and a high-ranking diplomat? In the words of Nazi Reich Minister of Propaganda Joseph Goebbels: "von Ribbentrip bought his name, he married his money, and he swindled his way into office."
To learn more about this fascinating historical figure, join us on Thursday, May 2nd at 7 p.m. in the Bostick Auditorium at the Main Library for Richland Library Literary Resident Howard Burnham's performance of "Brickendrop": Hitler’s “Genius” Diplomat.

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