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Sigrid Bauschinger Presents: 'The Cassirers. Biography of a Family'

Event Details

November 9, 2016
4:00 pm

Herter Hall

Room: 301

UMass Amherst Campus

Handicap access available
Free admission
Jonathan Skolnik

University of Massachusetts Amherst Fall 2016
German and Scandinavian Studies presents Sigrid Bauschinger.

Apart from the Manns, no one family has influenced modern German culture 
more than the Cassirers. Prosperity in trade and industry brought them 
into the world of art and philosophy, pedagogy and medicine, literature 
and theater, until they were forced to emigrate by Hitler. Sigrid 
Bauschinger tells the story of this uniquely gifted family for the first 

Sigrid Bauschinger is Wolfgang Paulsen Professor Emerita in German at 
UMass Amherst. Her recent books include “Else Lasker-Schüler. Biographie,” 
(Wallstein Verlag, 2004) and a commented edition of the letters of 
Rainer Maria Rilke and Eva Cassierer (Wallstein, 2009).