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Marion Kaplan: Jewish Life in Nazi Germany

Date of Lecture: April 25, 2012

Marion KaplanAbout the Speaker: Marion Kaplan is Skirball Professor of Modern Jewish History and professor of Hebrew and Judaic Studies at New York University. She is a three-time winner of the National Jewish Book Award for her books: "The Making of the Jewish Middle Class: Women, Family and Identity in Imperial Germany" (Oxford University Press, 1991); "Between Dignity and Despair: Jewish Life in Nazi Germany" (Oxford University Press, 1998); and "Gender and Jewish History," co-edited with Deborah Dash Moore (Indiana, 2011).

About the Talk: Kaplan focuses on how women and families struggled with the social ostracism, economic hardship and segregation under Nazi oppression in the years leading up to the 1938 pogrom, Kristallnacht. Her talk was the annual Derrick Lecture, sponsored by the Department of History with support from Peace and Conflict Studies, Philosophy and the McFarland Center for Religion, Ethics and Culture.

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