22 2016

Leo Spitzer to speak at Vanderbilt University

7:00PM - 8:30PM  

Vanderbilt University Commons Center Room 235
267 Appleton Place
Nashville, TN 37203

Contact Libby Crew

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.
Vanderbilt University
Common's Center room 235
February 22
7:00-8:30 pm
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Sponsor: Jewish Encounters: Enmity, Amity, and Engagement The VU Program in Jewish Studies Speakers Series 2015-16