Jan-Werner Mueller to deliver the inaugural Eugen Kogon Lecture

Oct. 28, 2013

Jan-Werner Mueller is to deliver the first Eugen Kogon lecture at the Technical University of Darmstadt on October 28th.  Kogon was part of the resistance in Nazi Germany and imprisoned in Buchenwald concentration camp for six years.  After the war, he became one of the intellectual fathers of the Federal Republic of Germany and also of European integration.  He occupied the first chair in political science in Darmstadt.  Kogon was also a distinguished journalist and a leading representative of left-leaning Christian Democrats after 1945.  His most well-known book remains his 1946 “Der SS-Staat.”