Talk: "The Home Experience of German Jews under the Nazi Regime" with Guy Miron
February 11, 2019
Institute for Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies
Room: event hall
758 North Pleasant Street, Amherst, MA
Guy Miron explores the changing perceptions of home among bourgeois German Jews under the Nazi regime. Using diaries, correspondence, and the Jewish press, he links their exclusion from the public space to their domestic private sphere, analyzing a declining bourgeois social group struggling to adapt its domestic habitus to deteriorating legal, economic and social conditions.
Professor Guy Miron teaches Modern Jewish History at the Open University of Israel in Raanana. He is also the director of a research center for the study and research of the Holocaust in Germany at the International Institute for Holocaust Research, Yad Vashem. His research focuses on German and Central European Jewish history in the 20th century.
From the main UMass Amherst campus, head north on North Pleasant Street. The Institute for Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies is on the left, just past the traffic circle.