Katz Conversation Series: “Culture Wars”

March 16, 2017 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
The Gershman Y
401 S Broad St
Philadelphia, PA 19147

The present political moment has been compared to that of Germany in 1933. This two-part series will take a deeper look at aspects of Jewish politics in that time, asking what, if anything, truly resonates with the situation today. In both sessions, visiting scholars from the University of Pennsylvania’s Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies will talk about their areas of expertise with a thoughtful interlocutor and invite the audience to join the conversation.

March 16 • RSVP HERE
Philipp von Wussow, Katz Center and Goethe University

The flourishing of intellectual, artistic, and scientific life during the Weimar period was accompanied by a new type of conflict, in which political issues were inextricably linked with claims about culture and religion. Jews and Judaism played a particular role in these “culture wars” on the eve of the Holocaust, and this conversation will explore those dynamics and ask what is different today.