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Citizens of No-Man's Land: The 1938 Refugee Crisis in East-Central Europe

Thursday, December 3, 2015
12:00 AM
2022 South Thayer Building, 202 Thayer Street

Citizens of No-Man's Land: The 1938 Refugee Crisis of East-Central Europe

Dr. Michal Frankl, Deputy Director, Jewish Museum, Prague

Visiting Fellow, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington, DC

Dr. Michal Frankl is Deputy Director of the Jewish Museum in Prague and Department Head of the division of Jewish Studies and History of Anti-Semitism at this museum. His research interests include history of anti-Semitism, refugee policies in the twentieth century, and the Holocaust in Czech Lands. He is currently in residence at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, where he is working on a project entitled “Citizens into ‘Ostjuden.’”

From Refugees to Deportees: Comments on Dr. Frankl's Lecture

Benjamin Frommer, Professor of History, Northwestern University

Professor Benjamin Frommer (Ph.D. Harvard University, 1999), Charles Deering McCormick Professor of Teaching Excellence and Director of the Holocaust Educational Foundation of Northwestern University, is a historian of twentieth-century Central and Eastern Europe. His work has focused on topics of genocide and ethnic cleansing, collaboration and resistance, transitional justice, and nationalism. His current project, The Ghetto without Walls: The Identification, Isolation, and Elimination of Bohemian and Moravian Jewry, 1938-1945, examines the wartime destruction of one of the world’s most integrated and intermarried Jewish communities.