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Scholar to speak on Jewish life in Germany after the Shoah

Scholar to speak on Jewish life in Germany after the Shoah

Rebuilding the Community: Jewish Life in Germany after the Shoah
Jay H. Geller, Professor of Judaic Studies, Case Western Reserve University
Sunday, October 28, 2012
7:30 p.m.
Beth El Synagogue
26th St., St. Louis Park, MN 55416

Even after the Shoah, Jews chose to settle in Germany. Who were these Jews, and why did they decide to remain in a country that had been hostile to their very existence only a few years earlier? How did they deal with antagonism by German neighbors and isolation by Jewish groups abroad? This talk explores the circumstances that led to a renewed Jewish community in post-Holocaust Germany and the alliances that permitted it to flourish.

Jay H. Geller is the Samuel Rosenthal Professor of Judaic Studies and Associate Professor of History at Case Western Reserve University. He specializes in Jewish history and modern European history, with a focus on Germany. He is the author of Jews in Post-Holocaust Germany, and co-editor of Three-Way Street: Germans, Jews, and the Transnational with Leslie Morris. He is currently writing a biography of Gershom Scholem and his family.

This event is free and open to the public.
For more information, please contact Center for Jewish Studies at jwst@umn.edu or by phone at 612-624-4914.

Sponsored by: Center for Jewish Studies, Center for Holocaust & Genocide Studies, Department of German, Scandinavian & Dutch, Department of History and Beth El Synagogue.