Caribbean Haven: The Jewish Refugee Settlement in the Dominican Republic, 1940-45
September 28, 2023, 12:00pm - webinar
Bio: Marion Kaplan is the Skirball Professor of Modern Jewish History Emerita at NYU. She is a three-time National Jewish Book Award winner for The Making of the Jewish Middle Class: Women, Family and Identity in Imperial Germany (1991), Between Dignity and Despair: Jewish Life in Nazi Germany (1998), and Gender and Jewish History (with Deborah Dash Moore, 2011) as well as a finalist for Dominican Haven: The Jewish Refugee Settlement in Sosua (2008). Her other publications include: The Jewish Feminist Movement in Germany, Jewish Daily Life in Germany, 1618-1945 (ed.), and Jüdische Welten: Juden in Deutschland vom 18. Jahrhundert bis in die Gegenwart (with Beate Meyer, 2005). Her newest book, Hitler’s Jewish Refugees: Hope and Anxiety in Portugal, 1940-45 was published in 2020.
Editing the Holocaust: Distortion of History on Wikipedia
October 25, 2023, Lecture Time: 12:00pm/noon
Bio: Dr. Shira Klein, Associate Professor at Chapman University, focuses on Italian Jewry, Jewish migration, and the Holocaust. Her book Italy’s Jews from Emancipation to Fascism (Cambridge University Press, 2018) was selected as finalist for the 2018 National Jewish Book Award, and is under contract to be published in Hebrew. Dr. Klein also works in the digital humanities, especially the study of Wikipedia. Her co-authored article “Wikipedia’s Intentional Distortion of the History of the Holocaust” in the Journal of Holocaust Research has surpassed 42,000 views and has attracted international media coverage. It is under contract to be translated into Polish and Hebrew.