Tuesday May 1, at 7:30pm, at the Salle Pierre-Mercure at Centre Pierre-Péladeau, Niklas Frank, a journalist and author, best known for his book, In the Shadow of the Reich will discuss with David Halton, a former CBC News foreign correspondent,and the author of the biography on his father Matthew Halton.

The Legacy of our Fathers: In Conversation with Niklas Frank

The event will offer a profound discussion and reflection about the events surrounding the Holocaust, the legacy of their fathers, and the current rise of the Far Right.

Niklas Frank

Niklas Frank, a journalist and author, is best known for his intimate and strongly accusatory book, In the Shadow of the Reich: the story of growing up as the son of Hans Frank, the Governor of Nazi-occupied Poland. Niklas Frank also appeared in a 2015 BBC documentary, My Nazi Legacy: What Our Fathers Did. His father was a key member of Adolf Hitler’s inner circle, and responsible for the terror unleashed on Nazi-occupied Poland. Niklas renounced his father and family.

David Halton

Niklas Frank will be interviewed by David Halton, celebrated former CBC foreign correspondent and the author of Dispatches from the Front: The Life of Matthew Halton, Canada’s Voice at War, the biography of his father Matthew Halton. Matthew Halton was sent to Berlin in 1933 and quickly became recognised as the voice of the CBC. He prophetically warned about the Nazi regime. He reported from the frontlines throughout the War and remained in Europe to cover the Nuremberg Trials, where Hans Frank, was found guilty of war crimes and crimes against humanity.

Practical Info


Purchase at the box office of the Centre Pierre-Péladeau at UQAM: $ 18

Telephone or internet purchase via admission network: $ 25.20


For information on the event: 514-987-4691

For ticket purchase (Network admission): 1-855-790-1245


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