The “Aryanization” of Jewish property in Nazi Germany and How German Memory Politics Are Challenged Today

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Date/Time
Date(s) - Wednesday, November 29, 2017
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Location
Magen David Sephardic Congregation

 


Professor Hanno Balz joins us from Johns Hopkins
University to examine how the persecution of
German Jews escalated between 1933 and 1943.
As a German historian, Professor Balz has
researched the “Aryanization” of Jewish houses
and business properties during this timeframe, as
well as how non-Jewish neighbors and Nazi party
officials benefitted from this large-scale robbery.
During his lecture, he will also discuss the
challenges of selective memory on this topic in
Germany today, and examine the backlash
emanating from the re-emerging populist right.