Falling in Love with Germans, Falling in Love with Germany?




Humanities Lecture Hall (HUM 1032)
Christian Bailey is Assistant Professor of History at Purchase College SUNY. His First book, Between Yesterday and Tomorrow: German Visions of Europe, 1926-1950, focused on German ideas for integrating Europe in the mind-20th Century.

Intermarriage between Jews and Christians is often seen as the final frontier for Jewish assimilation into German society. But did falling in love with a Christian mean exchanging your Jewish identity for a secular German one? Using diaries, love letters and film, this talk assesses the political significance of love relationships between Jews and other Germans during a period of dramatic change in Germany.


This lecture is the Roberta Barkan Memorial Lecture of the Jewish Studies Program, sponsored by the Jewish Studies Program and co-sponsored by the History Program of Purchase College SUNY. The Barkan lecture series is made possible in part by the Smart Family Foundation. 


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