The University of Manchester Centre for Jewish Studies is pleased to announce that the eighth series of Bogdanow Lectures in Holocaust Studies will be given by Prof Marion Kaplan, Skirball Professor of Modern Jewish History at NYU. Prof. Kaplan 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 (New York, 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).
Tues 8 Feb 2022, 6 - 7.30pm. Lecture 1: Hitler's Jewish Refugees: Hope and Anxiety in Portugal, 1940-1945
Online public event. Followed by public Q&A. Register in advance for this webinar: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Bq-V5KpIQPWpHVAfc1doVQ
The lecture, 'Hitler's Jewish Refugees: Hope and Anxiety in Portugal, 1940-1945' depicts the travails of refugees escaping Nazi Europe and awaiting their fate in Portugal. Drawing attention not only to the social and physical upheavals of refugee existence, it highlights their feelings as they fled their homes and histories while begging strangers for kindness.
An emotional history of fleeing, Kaplan probes how specific locations touched refugees’ inner lives, including the borders they nervously crossed, the consulate lines they fretfully waited on, the smoky cafés they uneasily inhabited, or the overcrowded transatlantic ships that signalled their liberation. These sites induced feelings of frustration or relief – often both.
The annual public Holocaust lecture series was made possible as a result of the generous bequest to the University by Fanni Bogdanow (1927-2013), a former Professor of French and Medieval Studies at Manchester and a child refugee on the Kindertransporte. Previous Bogdanow Lectures were delivered by eminent historians in the field, including Christopher Browning, Tony Kushner, Dina Porat and Oscar winning director Laslo Nemes.
Further information http://www.manchesterjewishstudies.org/bogdanow-lectures-2022