Bambi, Animal Rights, and the Lonely Destiny of Jewish Outsiders and Minority Groups
In 1921, Felix Salten, an Austrian Jew, wrote the most poignant novel of his career, Bambi, The Story of a Life in the Forest. Though most publishers, academics, and educators, have categorized Bambi as a novel or film for children, they are completely wrong. Salten never wrote this book for children, and it is time that we recognize Bambi as a work that anticipated the devastation of European Jews and also draws parallels with the way that minorities are treated in various countries throughout the world.
This event is sponsored by the Center for German & European Studies and cosponsored by the Center for Austrian Studies, the Department of German, Nordic, Slavic & Dutch, and the Center for Jewish Studies.