Interview of Hannah Arendt by Roger Errera
In this four-part interview for French Television from 1973, Hannah Arendt explores particularities of the US democracy, with emphasis on the Constitution, a fundamental element in this society. She compares Europe and the United States, particularly with regard to the international politics of the time. (As described in conference materials from the 2006 symposium on Arendt held at Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona.)
Excerpt from Interview of Hannah Arendt by Gunther Gaus for German TV, 1964.
In the following excerpt from an interview Hannah Arendt did with Gunther Gaus for German TV, she speaks about the atrocities of the Holocaust: “This should not have happened,” she says. (The video is in German). The excerpt was part of an exhibition at the Jewish Museum in Berlin.
Video on Japanese Internment Camps, Produced by 2008 NEH Summer Scholar, Mary Ong-Dean
Mary Ong-Dean, a summer scholar in the NEH 2008 Summer Seminar for schoolteachers on the political theory of Hannah Arendt, undertook a major project during the course of the seminar. She utilized public domain footage to create an educational video about the Japanese Internment Camps, using Hannah Arendt’s Origins of Totalitarianism as the organizing framework for the video’s narrative. This video is suitable for use in middle school and high school social studies and history classes.
Watch the video here:
Guest Lectures, NEH Summer Seminar, 2010
In 2010, several visiting scholars came to San Diego during the NEH seminar on Hannah Arendt . Through a supplemental grant from the NEH specifically designed to enhance web sites related to NEH seminars and institutes, we were able to tape these lectures and digitize them. We offer them on this web site as resources for scholars and teachers interested in Arendt.
Pierre Sauvage on the Banality of Good. (A two-part video)
Laurel Corona on the Vilna Ghetto Uprising
Laurel Corona, a writer and professor of English at San Diego’s City College, whose extraordinary book, Until Our Last Breath: A Holocaust Story of Love and Partisan Resistance (St. Martin’s Press, 2008), documents the story of the Ghetto uprising in Vilna, Lithuania, through the true story of “Leizer and Zenia Lewinson Bart, who met and married in the ghetto and became members of famed poet and activist leader Abba Kovner’s unit, the Avengers,” lectures on the Vilna Ghetto Uprising.
Watch the lecture here:
Ange-Marie Hancock on Arendt and Dubois
On July 15, 2010, the NEH Summer Seminar Scholars welcomed political science professor Ange-Marie Hancock of the University of California, who gave a lecture on the concept of the conscious pariah in Arendt’s work in comparison to W.E.B. Dubois concept of double consciousness.
Watch the lecture here:
Joanna Scott on Arendt as a Modernist Writer
Professor Joanna V. Scott discusses Arendt as a modernist writer, and explores the ways existentialist philosophy, and the New York intellectual circles in which Arendt traveled, affected Arendt as a thinker and writer.
Watch part one of the lecture here:
And part two here: