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