European Leo Baeck Institute Lecture Series

 22nd May, 6.30pm, German Historical Institute London
Prof. Glenda Abramson (University of Oxford)
Jews in Palestine during the Great War

A lecture series organised by the Leo Baeck Institute London, the Jewish Museum and the Fritz Bauer Institut, Frankfurt/Main, in cooperation with the German Historical Institute London.

In this lecture Glenda Abramson will describe life in the Jewish settlement inPalestineunder the autocratic rule of Jemal Pasha. Once the war took hold,Palestinewas in a parlous condition, almost entirely cut off from the rest of the world, short of essential goods, medical supplies and funds to support those in the Jewish Settlement who depended on international charity. The lack of supplies led to large-scale starvation and disease. How did the Jewish settlement inPalestinecope with these dramatic political, economic and cultural challenges?

Glenda Abramson is Professor of Hebrew and Jewish Studies and Emeritus Fellow of St Cross College, Oxford. Her publications include Drama and Ideology in Modern Israel, Hebrew Writing of the First World War, Soldiers’ Tales and edited books such as: The Encyclopedia of Modern Jewish Culture. She is editor-in-chief of The Journal of Modern Jewish Studies.

 

Lectures will be held at the German Historical Institute London,17 Bloomsbury Square,LondonWC1A 2NJand begin at 6.30pm.

Admission is free but places are strictly limited and must be reserved in advance by contacting the Leo Baeck Institute,London(email info@leobaeck.co.uk or phone 020 7882 5690).

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