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Sunday, June 17 • 1:45pm - 2:45pm
A chavruta with the Fuhrer: Nazi readings of the Talmud

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Between 1933 and 1945 German publishing houses produced a large body of scholarly literature that sought to vilify and discredit the Talmud. Often sordid or scatological, this material bequeathed to the German-speaking public a disreputable array of supposedly kosher beliefs and opinions. In this session we will explore — referring to specific examples of Nazi compositions — the ways in which German scholars deliberately ‘doctored’ the text and the ways they decontextualized it.

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Simon Holloway

Simon has a PhD in Classical Hebrew and Biblical Studies, for which he researched the use of metaphors in the Hebrew Bible. He currently works as an Education Officer at the Sydney Jewish Museum, running seminars on Nazi racial science and the Holocaust, but his research concerns... Read More →


Sunday June 17, 2018 1:45pm - 2:45pm
HAIFA ROOM

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