Nov
28

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

Time

4:30pm

Location

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. 

Contact

For information:
914.251.6550
humanities@purchase.edu