The Berlin Night School for Adults

God bless Mildred Harnack. Fired (without explanation) from her part-time teaching job at the University of Berlin, she doesn’t waste time in second-guessing. She immediately finds another teaching job, this time at the Berliner Stadtisches Abendgymnasium fur Erwachsene — the Berlin Night School for Adults — “nicknamed the BAG.”

There, she’ll come into contact with a fresh crop of German students, and she’s energized by the possibilities. They will be different from the students she taught at the University of Berlin — poorer, predominantly working-class, mostly unemployed. Precisely the type of person the Nazi Party has been relentlessly targeting with propaganda.

All the Frequent Troubles of Our Days, p. 34

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