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Vienna's Jewish Geography: Beyond the Leopoldstadt

Inaugural Seminar on Vienna in Los Angeles. Sponsored by the UCLA Center for Jewish Studies. Cosponsored by the UCLA Department of Germanic Languages, UCLA Department of History, NEH Endowment on Jewish Civilization, and UCLA Center for European and Eurasian Studies.

Monday, February 04, 2013
12:00 PM
306 Royce Hall

“Jewish space” immediately conjures up images of urban sites bearing visible evidence of Jews or Jewish culture, such as Vienna’s traditionally Jewish Leopoldstadt district. But other spaces can also be implicitly perceived as Jewish, for a variety of reasons. Through historical analysis of Vienna’s built environment and its depiction in the testimony of Austrian Jews forced to leave after 1938, this talk will explore how a complex coding of Jewish difference translated onto space affected how all Vienna’s residents navigated – and imagined – their city.

Lisa Silverman is Associate Professor of History at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Her research interests include modern German and Austrian Jewish history, Jewish cultural studies, and the history of the Holocaust and its representation. She is also the author of Becoming Austrians: Jews and Culture between the World Wars (NY Oxford UP) and Interwar Vienna: Culture between Tradition and Modernity (Camden House).

While the event is free and open to the public, pre-registration is required. E-mail or call 310-267-5327 to register.


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Sponsor(s): Center for European and Eurasian Studies, Department of History, Germanic Languages, Center for Jewish Studies, NEH Endowment on Jewish Civilization

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