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"...And Thereafter: the impact of World War One on the Jews and their Europe"

Start: Sep 11, 2014 10:00 AM

Thursday September 11th 2014

A one-day symposium with leading academics speaking about the aftermath of the First World War and its effect on European Jewish communities.

Organised by the Jewish Historical Society of England and the Institute of Jewish Studies, UCL


10.25am: Welcome by the President of the Jewish Historical Society of England

10.30am: Sarah Panter (University of Mainz):

The Impact of the Great War on Jewish Soldiers in Europe and the USA

11.15am: coffee

11.45am: Todd Endelman (University of Michigan):

The Legacy of Military Service in the Palestine Campaign: The Case of Redcliffe Salaman

12.30 – 2.00pm lunch break

2.00pm: Zehavit Stern (University of Oxford):

"There's something suspicious about him":  the Jew as uncanny in an interwar Yiddish playlet

2.45pm: David Rechter (University of Oxford):

The End of Empire and the Afterlife of Habsburg Jewry

3.30pm-4.00pm: tea

4.00pm: Glenda Abramson (University of Oxford):

"Evening falls on Europe’s shoulders." Uri Zevi Greenberg’s apocalyptic vision

4.45pm: Tony Kushner (University of Southampton):

The politics of British Jewry and the memory of the First World War

5.30pm: Reception.

Venue: JZ Young lecture theatre, Anatomy building, UCL

Please register on Eventbrite:

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