David Meola, PhD on “Dueling Loyalties: Honor, Citizenship, and Antisemitism in 19th Century Germany,” Feb. 26

David Meola, PhD on “Dueling Loyalties: Honor, Citizenship, and Antisemitism in 19th Century Germany,” Feb. 26

Sponsored by the Bennett Center for Judaic Studies, Dr. Meola's lecture will juxtapose the Haber Affair of 1843 with the German-Jewish struggle for social integration, citizenship, and political equality.

On Wednesday, February 26 at 7:30 p.m., David Meola, PhD, the Bert & Fanny Meisler chair of history and Jewish studies and director of Jewish and holocaust studies at the University of South Alabama, will deliver the Joan and Henry Katz Lecture in Judaic Studies. His lecture, titled “Dueling Loyalties: Honor, Citizenship, and Antisemitism in 19th Century Germany,” will be held at Fairfield University’s Aloysius P. Kelley Center Presentation Room. The lecture is free and open to the public.

During the the Haber Affair of 1843, Moritz von Haber, an ennobled Jewish apostate, was a party to two duels and his presence sparked an anti-Jewish riot. In his lecture, Dr. Meola will juxtapose the Haber Affair of 1843 with the German-Jewish struggle for social integration, citizenship, and political equality. Dr. Meola’s research focuses on German-Jewish history during the nineteenth century, specifically looking at discussions about Jewish emancipation and inner-Jewish religious reform in the German-language, non-Jewish press.

Dr. Meola is the editor of the upcoming A History of Genocide, vol. 4: The Long Nineteenth Century (2020), and he is writing a manuscript entitled German Jews and the Press: Interactions and Influence during the Nineteenth Century. Dr. Meola serves on the Alabama Holocaust Commission and is teasurer of the Southern Jewish Historical Society.

Reservations are requested for this lecture. Please contact the Bennett Center for Judaic Studies at bennettcenter@fairfield.edu or call 203-254-4000, ext. 2066. For more information about other Bennett Center events, visit fairfield.edu/bennett.

“Dueling Loyalties: Honor, Citizenship, and Antisemitism in 19th Century Germany” Lecture

Date: Wednesday, February 26
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Location: Aloysius P. Kelley Center Presentation Room

Additional Details:

Reservations are requested for this lecture. Please contact the Bennett Center for Judaic Studies at bennettcenter@fairfield.edu or call 203-254-4000, ext. 2066. For more information about other Bennett Center events, visit fairfield.edu/bennett.

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