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European Leo Baeck Institute Lecture Series - Glenda Abramson

This season’s topic The Jews and the Great War examines how the experience of World War I reshaped Jewish history and culture and challenged perceptions of Jewish identity in the UK, Palestine, Germany and Eastern Europe.


In this lecture Glenda Abramson will describe life in the Jewish settlement in Palestine under the autocratic rule of Jemal Pasha. Once the war took hold, Palestine was in a parlous condition, almost entirely cut off from the rest of the world, short of essential goods, medical supplies and funds to support those in the Jewish Settlement who depended on international charity. The lack of supplies led to large-scale starvation and disease. How did the Jewish settlement in Palestine cope with these dramatic political, economic and cultural challenges?

Glenda Abramson is Professor of Hebrew and Jewish Studies and Emeritus Fellow of St Cross College, Oxford. Her publications include Drama and Ideology in Modern Israel, Hebrew Writing of the First World War, Soldiers’ Tales and edited books such as: The Encyclopedia of Modern Jewish Culture. She is editor-in-chief of The Journal of Modern Jewish Studies.


Speaker(s):

Glenda Abramson | talks

 

Date and Time:

22 May 2014 at 6:30 pm

Duration:

1 hour

 

Venue:

German Historical Institute
17 Bloomsbury Square
London
WC1A 2NJ


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Organised by:

Leo Baeck Institute
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Tickets:

FREE

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