|Mittwoch, 28. September 2022, 18 Uhr
|Kleine Synagoge in Erfurt, An der Stadtmünze 4
Wir freuen uns sehr, am Mittwoch, 28.09.2022 Prof. Dr. Kevin Ostoyich hier in Erfurt in der Kleinen Synagoge begrüßen zu können. Der Vortrag ist auf Englisch und beleuchtet eines der selten beachteten Themen: Schanghai in China als einem der letzten Fluchtpunkte der Dreißiger Jahre. Auch aus Mitteldeutschland/Thüringen fanden jüdische Flüchtlinge dort einen sicheren Hafen. Der Eintritt ist frei. Über Ihr/Euer zahlreiches Erscheinen werden wir uns sicher freuen. Über die Verbreitung dieser Information ebenfalls.
The Shanghai Jews: Narratives and Meanings
Prof. Ostoyich will provide an overview of the history of the Jewish refugees who fled to Shanghai, China from Nazi-dominated Europe during the Second World War. His lecture will draw upon interviews he has conducted with former Shanghai Jewish refugees. He will highlight the various meanings former Shanghai Jewish refugees have ascribed to this history.
Kevin Ostoyich is Professor of History at Valparaiso University, Indiana, where he served as the chair of the history department from 2015 to 2019, was bestowed the Teaching Excellence Award in 2017-18, and was the recipient of the Dixon W. and Herta E. Benz Fund for Faculty Support. He holds his B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and his A.M. and Ph.D. from Harvard University. He has recently served as Distinguished Professor for Shanghai University; a senior fellow at the German Historical Institute Pacific Regional Office/University of California, Berkeley; and a fellow at Center for Advanced Studies at the Ludwigs-Maximilians-Universität München. He is an associate of the Center for East Asian Studies of the University of Chicago, a board member of the Sino-Judaic Institute, an inaugural member of the Shanghai Jewish Refugees Museum International Advisory Board, a board member of CANDLES Holocaust Museum and Education Center, and a non-resident fellow of the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies of Johns Hopkins University. He currently is serving as a fellow at the Käthe Hamburger Kolleg (global dis:connect) at the Ludwigs-Maximilians-Universität München. He has published on German migration, German-American history, historical pedagogy, the Holocaust, and the Shanghai Jews.