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Wednesday Lecture with Dr Michael Abrahams-Sprod

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Wednesday Lecture with Dr Michael Abrahams-Sprod

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Wednesday Lecture with Dr Michael Abrahams-Sprod

$5.00$10.00

Wednesday 1 March 2017

1:00pm

Completing the Picture: The Role and Impact of Oral History on Writing the History of the Jews of Magdeburg under Nazism.

This story charts the history of the nearly 1,000 year old Jewish community of Magdeburg on the River Elbe in central Germany during the Nazi period – but with a difference. The presentation will discuss the evolution of the oral history component and explore why oral history is so powerful and so illuminating, particularly when utilised with archival material.  The result is a rich, personal and very dramatic history of everyday life of Magdeburg Jewry under Nazism from ‘below’ and from an essentially Jewish perspective.

Dr Michael Abrahams-Sprod is Roth Foundation Lecturer in Israel, Jewish Civilisation and Holocaust Studies in the Department of Hebrew, Biblical and Jewish Studies at The University of Sydney and also president of the Australian Association for Jewish Studies. His PhD dissertation (2006) entitled: Life under Siege: The Jews of Magdeburg under Nazi Rule was published in a German translation in 2011.

Dr Muchael Abrahams-Sprod

Dr Michael Abrahams-Sprod