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Dorit & Gerald Paul Program for the Study of Germans and Jews

Marion Kaplan, Skirball Professor of Modern Jewish History, New York University

Professor Kaplan will deliver two lectures:

"Jewish Life in Nazi Germany"
Sunday, October 21, 2012
7:30 p.m.
Jewish Community Center, Room A25, 6701 Hoover Road, Indianapolis

"Dominican Haven: The Jewish Refugee Settlement in Sosua"
Monday, October 22, 2012
5:00 p.m.
State Room East, Indiana Memorial Union, Bloomington

Marion Kaplan is the Skirball Professor of Modern Jewish History at New York University. She received her Ph.D. from Colmbia University. Her expertise is in German-Jewish and Jewish women’s history. Kaplan has written extensively on how Jews, and particularly Jewish women, negotiated everyday life and coped with the repression of everyday sociability in Hitler's Germany.

Her books include The Jewish Feminist Movement in Germany: The Campaigns of the Juedischer Frauenbund, 1904-1938, a history of the Jewish feminist movement in Germany; The Making of the Jewish Middle Class: Women, Family, and Identity in Imperial Germany, a study of Jewish life at its most promising in Germany for which she won the National Jewish Book Award for History in 1991; Between Dignity and Despair: Jewish Life in Nazi Germany; which won the 1996 Fraenkel Prize in Contemporary History from the Wiener Library and the Institute of Contemporary History, London. It was named a 1998 Notable Book by the New York Times and won the National Jewish Book Award for 1998 and, most recently, Dominican Haven: The Jewish Refugee Settlement in Sosua, 1940-1945.

This lecture is free and open to the public. If you have a disability and need assistance, arrangements can be made to accommodate most needs. Please contact the Borns Jewish Studies Program at 812-855-0453 or email