As a teenager, Rosmus uncovered a deeply buried Nazi past in her hometown of Passau, Germany. She has located and published the stories and artwork of Jews who once lived in the Passau area and has written five books on the Holocaust and anti-Semitism. She has been awarded the highest honor of the German Jewish Community, the 1995 Galinski Prize, and is the subject of a documentary shown throughout Germany, 'The Nasty Girl in America.' For the E.N. Thompson forum, Anna Rosmus lectured on 'Growing Up Where Hitler Lived.'
A cooperative project of the Cooper Foundation and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, the E.N. Thompson Forum on World Issues began in 1988 as part of a mission to promote better understanding of world events and issues by Nebraskans. The Forum seeks out forceful speakers who are committed to the issues they address, seeking balance over the range of its programs rather than in each presentation. The Forum does not endorse the views of the individual speakers nor limit their freedom to express their points of view.