Between History and Memory: Rethinking the American Jewish Past

JCC of Greater Washington

Dates: Thursday, October 27, 2011
Time: 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Speaker: Dr. Hasia Diner

Hasia Diner is the Paul and Sylvia Steinberg Professor of American Jewish History at New York University.

From the idea that the eighteenth century constituted a "sephardi era" in American Jewish history through the decades following World War II in which American Jews shunned talking about and memorializing the Holocaust, the history of the Jews of the United States has been laced throughout with myths which do not stand up to the test of historical evidence. This lecture will examine a number of those ideas about the American Jewish past which have dominated popular memory. It will juxtapose them against the actual historical data and then explore why such renditions of the past have held on so long and so tenaciously.

Program is held at and co-sponsored by:

Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington
6125 Montrose Road
Rockville, MD 20852
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Also co-sponsored by:

Georgetown University
Program for Jewish Civilization

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Rethinking the American Jewish Past - Audio

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