Oct 12, 2010
Speaker: Dr. Michael Brenner, Chair of
Jewish History and Culture at the University of Munich in
Location: Georgetown University; Washington, DC
Professor Michael Brenner examines in depth how modern Jewish historians have interpreted Jewish history, beginning with nineteenth-century Germany. History proved to be a uniquely powerful weapon for modern Jewish scholars during a period when they had no nation or army to fight for their ideological and political objectives, whether the goal was Jewish emancipation, diasporic autonomy or the creation of a Jewish state.