How Jewish were Freud, Kafka, and Herzl?

Ohr Kodesh Congregation

Dates: Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Time: 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Speaker: Dr. Marsha Rozenblit

This lecture, by one of the most prominent historians of the Central European experience, explores how three prominent Central European Jews – Sigmund Freud, Theodor Herzl, and Franz Kafka – understood their Jewish identities. All three were alienated from Jewish religious practice, but yet all three had a strong sense of Jewish identity. One of the most fascinating aspects of this complex identity was fostered by Austria-Hungary, the multilingual, multinational, cosmopolitan empire in which all three men lived. The life’s work of these three Central European Jews would continue to resound far beyond their own lifespans and that of the empire in which they resided.

Program will be held at and co-sponsored by:


Ohr Kodesh Congregation
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Chevy Chase, MD 20815
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The program is made possible by the generosity of the Wagner-Braunsberg Family Foundation as part of an ongoing series on German-Jewish Heritage.

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