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Rebuilding the Community: Jewish Life in Germany after the Shoah

Date: 10/28/2012

Time: 7:30 PM

Location: Beth El Synagogue

Cost: Free


Even after the Shoah, Jews chose to settle in Germany.  Who were these Jews, and why did they decide to remain in a country that had been hostile to their very existence only a few years earlier?  How did
they deal with antagonism by German neighbors and isolation by Jewish groups abroad?  This talk explores the circumstances that led to a renewed Jewish community in post-Holocaust Germany and the alliances that permitted it to flourish.


Jay Geller is the Samuel Rosenthal Professor of Judaic Studies and Associate Professor of History at Case Western Reserve University.  He specializes in Jewish history and modern European history, with a
focus on Germany.  He is the author of
Jews in Post-Holocaust Germany, and co-editor of Three-Way Street: Germans, Jews, and the Transnational with Leslie Morris.  He is currently writing a biography of Gershom Scholem and his family.


  • Name: Laura Lechner
  • E-mail: jwst@umn.edu
  • Phone: 612-624-4914
  • Sponsored by: Jewish Studies, Holocaust & Genocide Studies, German, Scandinavian & Dutch, History, Beth El Synagogue


The lecture will be held at Beth El Synagogue, which is located at 5224 W. 26th St., St. Louis Park, MN 55416.  There is a free parking lot.  Click here for directions and more information. 

More information: http://www.jwst.umn.edu

Disability Options:

To request disability accommodations, please contact Laura Lechner at jwst@umn.edu or at 612-624-4914.

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