|Nina Tschinkel '11 wins Bremer Award
May 01, 2011
Nina Tschinkel '11 with her thesis adviser, Dr. Henke
Thanks to the generosity of Dr. Chris Bremer, M.D., Class of 1960, the Bremer Award is awarded annually to an outstanding student of German language, literature, and culture. This year's prize was awarded to Nina Tschinkel, a German major who spent her junior year abroad in Berlin and served as an AT upon her return. In her honors thesis, she examines artistic responses to the fading memory of the Holocaust.
From the citation, read at the 2011 Spring Convocation:
When she arrived at Davidson, this student did not speak a word of German. She will leave Davidson not only with beautiful German but also with a complex understanding of German history and culture. Her senior thesis focuses on Shimon Attie's Berlin project, entitled The Writing on the Wall. In it she combines her interests in art, religion, history, and politics to offer an insightful analysis of cultural memory and questions of commemoration. It is, like all her academic work, marked by curiosity and acumen. The faculty are thus pleased to present this year's Bremer Award for German to Nina Marie Tschinkel.
Congratulations, Nina! For a list or previous award winners, see Bremer Award and Scholarship.
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Posted By: Burkhard Henke