On February 22, 2016, Leo Spitzer will present "The Americanization of Poldi: Growing up among Jewish-refugee immigrants in La Paz and New York” Leo Spitzer is Vernon Professor of History Emeritus at Dartmouth College and Visiting Professor of Oral History at Columbia University). Among his many works are Hotel Bolivia: The Culture of Memory in a Refuge from Nazism, Lives in Between: Assimilation and Marginality in Austria, Bolivia, and West Africa, and (coauthored with Marianne Hirsch) Ghosts of Home: The Afterlife of Czernowitz in Jewish Memory. His presentation will draw upon his memoir of his immigration to the US from Bolivia in the 1950s.
Common's Center room 235
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Sponsor: Jewish Encounters: Enmity, Amity, and Engagement The VU Program in Jewish Studies Speakers Series 2015-16