30340 S.W. Boones Ferry Rd. Wilsonville, OR, 97070
Tuesday, June 30, 2020
Wilsonville Old Church History Pub
Wilsonville Old Church & Pub - Wilsonville Old Church
5 pm doors, 6:30 pm event
Free. First come, first served. Arrive early!
All ages welcome
5 pm doors, 6:30 pm eventFree. First come, first served. Arrive early!All ages welcome
Presented by Dr. Sean Munger, Historian
Two days after Hitler’s Germany surrendered to the Allies, a young
man named Karl Wacker approached two U.S. Army officers in Berlin and claimed
he was an American soldier suffering from amnesia. This wasn’t the beginning of
Wacker’s bizarre odyssey: it was almost the end. In this talk, gleaned from his
original research, Dr. Sean Munger will tell you an incredible true story
involving undercover agents, a secret Nazi spy school, J. Edgar Hoover, a
trans-oceanic love affair, and German-American and Japanese-American families
interned in many places including the Northwest. This story of World War II
intrigue has never been made public before now.
About the Speaker:
Dr. Sean Munger is a historian, attorney and consultant
specializing in the intersection of law and climate change. After practicing
law in the Portland, Oregon area for many years, he returned to school to study
environmental history, and later founded Centric Law, the consulting division
of the Rose Law Firm of Lake Oswego, Oregon. He represents clients in the
sustainability, renewable energy and climate change community. He also speaks
and teaches on subjects involving history, climate change and the law.
Sean is an internationally published historian, with a focus on
the history of climate and climate change. He writes and produces a historical
podcast, Second Decade, on the Recorded History Podcast Network, and also
teaches online history classes on a wide variety of subjects. While at the
University of Oregon, Sean developed and taught an innovative course on the
history of climate change. His work has been featured in academic and legal
journals in the United States and Europe. He is also a novelist, having
published in the horror and science fiction genres.
Sean holds a Ph.D. in environmental history from the University of
Oregon and a J.D. from Tulane Law School.
These monthly, free events are open to everyone interested in Oregon and Pacific Northwest history. Co-sponsored by like-minded historical and civic organizations, we bring you experts, scholars, first-person experiencers and historians who expound on topics from Lewis and Clark to shipwrecks, hop growing to women pioneers and far, far beyond. It's like being back in the classroom - except this time you get to settle into comfortable seats and enjoy a drink or two with dinner while you listen and learn.
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