Werkleitz Festival

31.5.–9.6. 2024

Lecture The German Peasants’ War – Facts and Fake News

Th, 6.6.24 19:00
Friedemann-Bach-Platz 5 Kunstmuseum Moritzburg Halle (Saale) 06108 Halle (Saale)

The German Peasants’ War – Facts and Fake News is dedicated to the Peasants' War of 1525 and its reception. The role of Thomas Müntzer as an important player in the peasant movement is also explained. Thomas T. Müller, Chairman and Director of the Luther Memorials Foundation in Saxony-Anhalt, will discuss the background to the war, the concerns of the peasants, their motivation to fight and the subsequent perception of these events in history.

The lecture will be held as part of the project Planetary Peasants - a co-operation between the Saxony-Anhalt Cultural Foundation, the Moritzburg Art Museum Halle (Saale) and Werkleitz.
The large special exhibition Planetary Farmers will be presented from May - Sep 2025 at the Kunstmuseum Moritzburg Halle (Saale).
Lecture in English, admission 18:30.