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Shidduchim - Deals Made in Heaven: Romance, Politics and Economics

This lecture is one of a series exploring themes from the exhibition, Jews, Money, Myth at the Jewish Museum London (19 March – 7 July), developed in collaboration with the Pears Institute for the study of Antisemitism

Speaker: Professor Mirjam Zadoff, Munich Documentation Centre for the History of National Socialism
Date: Mon, Apr. 1, 2019
Time:  6:30pm - 8:00pm
Venue: Jewish Museum London, Raymond Burton House, 129-131 Albert St, Camden Town, London NW1 7NB
Free event:

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Over centuries Jews had no share in the European political realm. Instead they formed alternative networks between families and communities through marriage. After collective catastrophes - most prominently the expulsion from Spain - these strategic networks helped rebuild Jewish economic and social life, and created transnational ties. In this lecture Professor Zadoff asks 'in what ways have these historical experiences influenced Jewish life throughout modernity and up until today?'

Mirjam Zadoff  is Director of the Munich Documentation Centre for the History of National Socialism. Among her publications are: Werner Scholem. A German Life (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2018), awarded the Fraenkel Prize in Contemporary History, and Next Year in Marienbad (University of Pennsylvania, 2012) awarded the Salo Wittmayer Baron Prize by the American Academy for Jewish Research.

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