JGS Toronto. Virtual Meeting. Central European SIG. The Wandering Jews of Austria. Trudy Gold. 8 March 2023, 4 PM EST. #jgs-iajgs #events #announcements

Jerry Scherer


and Classi Lectures





Speaker: Trudy Gold

Wednesday, 8 Mar 2023
, 4-5 p.m. EST
Wednesday, 15 Mar 2023
, 4-5 p.m. EST

Wednesday, 22 Mar 2023, 4-5 p.m. EST


Virtual doors open at 3:50 pm. EST.


The Wandering Jews of Austria

Three-week course beginning with the story of Franz Joseph’s glittering city, Vienna; 10% Jewish, it was Janus faced, at the forefront of modernity but with a darkly sinister underbelly.

In the second session we will examine the city from humiliating defeat in WW1 to the Anschluss of 1938.

The final session turns to the Jewish tragedy. Many lost their lives but others were more fortunate

Karl Kraus described Vienna as: “an experimental station on the way to the end of the World”. The city of Freud, Mahler, Herzl, Shnitzler, Strauss, Reinhardt, Klimt but also of Karl Lueger and Adolf Hitler.


Trudy Gold was the former C.E.O. of the London Jewish Cultural Centre, and one of the founder members of the British delegation to the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance. She has taught Modern Jewish History in schools and universities and for adult groups throughout the World.

She has coordinated teacher training in Jewish History and Holocaust Studies in Eastern Europe and latterly in China.

She is the author of The Timechart History of Jewish Civilisation and the student resources “Understanding the Holocaust” and the digital resource “Lessons of the Holocaust.”



JGS Toronto, in conjunction with Classi Lectures is pleased to announce that this 3-part series is a partnered program we are offering to its members. It will be open to non-members through Classi Lectures, and you may contact them for further information at classilectures@....

The video recordings for all 3 sessions will be posted at the Members area of the JGS Toronto website.


JGS Toronto members register for this free session at https://forms.gle/HhctqMJCiar7n8sEA .


Non-members fee is $12 CDN per session or $30 CDN for all 3 sessions. To register for these lectures, complete the JGS Toronto form and payment to Classi Lectures at https://forms.gle/HhctqMJCiar7n8sEA.  Join JGS Toronto ($40 CDN; $50 for couples) to enjoy this and future lectures for free. Contact jscherer@... for membership information.



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