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The Nazi Menace: Hitler, Churchill, Roosevelt, Stalin, and the Road to War
Collaborative Programs
Non-Fiction at the Bryant Park Reading Room
Benjamin Carter Hett
Mon, August 9, 2021 | 6 pm ET | Free


Our popular outdoor lecture series is back! The New-York Historical Society is thrilled to once again partner with the Bryant Park Reading Room to present a series of free programs in the park. Now in its 12th summer, this year’s Non-Fiction at the Bryant Park Reading Room series features a wide array of fascinating talks on presidential history, the Supreme Court, the Civil War, and World War II.

In November 1937, Adolf Hitler met with his military commanders in Berlin and set the stage for Nazi Germany’s offensive in Eastern Europe. Historian Benjamin Carter Hett reveals how government leaders within Germany and in the United States, Britain, and Russia responded to Hitler’s aggressive ambitions and how these nations ultimately became embroiled in the most calamitous war in history.

Benjamin Carter Hett, a professor of history at Hunter College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, is the author of The Nazi Menace: Hitler, Churchill, Roosevelt, Stalin, and the Road to War.


This program will be held at the Reading Room in Bryant Park. The Reading Room is located on the 42nd Street side of the park between 5th and 6th Avenues. Look for the yellow and white umbrellas.

Inclement Weather: In case of foul or inclement weather, please check bryantpark.org or this page for the most up-to-date information on indoor relocation or postponement. You may also contact New-York Historical’s Department of Public Programs at public.programs@nyhistory.org or 212-485-9205.


Free Admission. No advance reservation is required. First come, first served.


This program is produced in partnership with the Bryant Park Corporation.

Creative: Tronvig Group