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"German Jews in America (1843-1914)" Topic of NYU Lecture, April 30

April 28, 2008
N-426, 2007-08


New York University will host a public lecture, “German Jews in America (1843-1914),” delivered by Cornelia Wilhelm, who holds positions at the University of Munich and Rutgers University, on Wed., April 30, 5:30 p.m. at NYU’s King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center [screening room] (53 Washington Sq. South, betw. Sullivan and Thompson Sts.). The event is free and open to the public. RSVP is requested: call 212.998.8981 or email

Wilhelm, a visiting professor at the Bildner Center for the Study of Jewish Life at Rutgers University, is a lecturer at the Historical Seminar of Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich (LMU). Her research focuses on German, American, and Jewish history in transnational and comparative perspective. She has previously examined the impact of Nazi politics on the German-American community in the U.S. from 1923 to 1945 and is currently exploring the history of the Jewish fraternal orders B’nai B’rith and True Sisters.

Reporters interested in attending the event should contact James Devitt, NYU’s Office of Public Affairs, at 212.998.6808 or

The event is sponsored by NYU’s Skirball Department of Hebrew and Judaic Studies and Deutsches Haus at NYU.

  • WHAT: Lecture-“German Jews in America: Civil Self-Awareness and Jewish Identity in the Fraternal Orders B’nai B’rith and True Sisters, 1843-1914”
  • WHO: Cornelia Wilhelm, University of Munich and Rutgers University
  • WHEN & WHERE: Wed. April 30, 5:30 p.m. NYU’s King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center [screening room] (53 Washington Sq. South, betw. Sullivan and Thompson Sts.) [Subway Lines: A, B, C, D, E, F, V (West 4th Street); R, W (8th Street); 6 (Astor Place)]

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