Thurs Mar 21  |  630pm  |  The Animation Guild  |  Burbank, CA

Join historian Whitney Grace as she explores the startling history of animation during the Third Reich and how it served as a tool to save and destroy lives. A little-known fact about Adolf Hitler was that he was obsessed with cartoons, especially Walt Disney’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. It’s why he approved funding for a Nazi animation studio to create cartoons, purloining Disney’s studio model and art style.

Meanwhile, at Auschwitz, Dina Babbitt drew pictures of popular cartoon characters to comfort imprisoned children. Her artistic skills were so strong, Dr. Josef Mengele asked her to draw his victim’s portraits.

Please note: Whitney Grace wishes everyone to know that her lecture in no way supports Nazism or racism of any sort…in fact, it’s quite the opposite.


Thursday, March 21, 2019, 7:00 PM until 9:00 PM
Doors open at 630pm, lecture begins at 7pm

Seating is limited and on a first come first served basis.  Parking is limited. The Animation Guild has asked that we please not park in their lot, so please park on the street, carpool, or use a rideshare service.


The Animation Guild
1105 N Hollywood Way
Burbank, CA  91505


$15.00 (pay at venue)
$15.00 (pay at venue)
Non-Member Guest (another non-member) – $15.00 (pay at venue)

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