YINR – Women’s Initiative for Jewish Studies to Bring Dr. Marion Kaplan via Zoom


May 17, 2023    
8:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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Women’s Initiative for Jewish Studies invites you to its next and final lecture of the 2022-2023 WIJS season on Wednesday, May 17 @ 8:30pm via Zoom with a presentation by Dr. Marion Kaplan, Skirball Professor Emerita of Modern Jewish History at NYU.  Dr. Kaplan will speak on the topic of her newest book, Hitler’s Jewish Refugees: Hope and Anxiety in Portugal, 1940-1945Dr. Kaplan’s lecture will describe the experiences and feelings of Jewish refugees, mostly from Germany and Austria, as they escaped from Hitler to live in limbo in Portugal.Dr. Marion Kaplan 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.Thank you to the Meyers Family for sponsoring this lecture in memory of Joan S. Meyers z”l, loving wife, mom, nana, and friend.

All WIJS programming is open to women and men.  Please visit www.yinr.org/wijs to view the complete WIJS 2022-23 schedule.  For more information, to be added to the WIJS email list, or for Zoom information, please call 914-636-2215 or email: wijs@yinr.org.  Individuals on the WIJS mailing list will automatically receive the Zoom information.