JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JGS of Greater Philadelphia March 2018 Meeting #general
JGS of Greater Philadelphia March 2018 Meeting
Date: Sunday, Mar. 25, 2018 Time: 1:30 PM
Place: Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel 8300 Old York Road Elkins Park, PA 19026
Speaker: Anat Feinberg, Professor Hebrew and Jewish Literature
Topic: The Jeckes in Israel
Anat Feinberg, born in Tel Aviv, is Professor of Hebrew and Jewish Literature in
Heidelberg, Germany. She has published books and articles on Israeli literature, on
Jews in German theatre, and was in charge of Modern Hebrew Literature in the
revised edition of the Encyclopedia Judaica.
The Israelis call them "Jeckes" and refer to those Jews who came to pre-state
Israel >from Germany after 1933. In my talk, I shall relate the story of their
emigration story and shed light on their contribution to social and cultural life.
While at first Israelis tended to be critical about the Jeckes, over the past
decade their image underwent a radical change. The talk will close with a short
examination of the way the Jeckes have been portrayed in Israeli literature.
Mentors will be available >from 1-1:30 PM to help with your research efforts.
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Lois Sernoff [JGS GreaterPhiladelphia]