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Assistant Professor, Andrássy University Budapest
Visiting Assistant Professor of English, ASU
Monday, March 3 | 1 p.m.
Lattie F. Coor Hall, room 4401
free and open to all. no reservations required.
This presentation examines the search for “roots” among Jews in Central Europe at the turn of the century, focusing in particular on the unique situation in Austria. In the course of their efforts to identify an authentic past, Austrian Jews became aware of the fact that “authentic” Jewish communities were right at their doorstep, in the newly-annexed territories of Western Hungary. Zionists as well as liberal acculturated Jews tried to connect to these supposedly “pure” communities.