Cultural anthropologist David Levinson draws out the expanse of the Jewish experience in Germany from the fourth century CE to the present. The course relies on a mix of primary sources, family history, and the author’s travels to cover the various aspects and shifting history of Jews in Germany. Moving back and forth between the general and the particular, the course provides a layered appreciation of the Jewish experience. It is meant for those interested in Jewish history in general, German Jewish history in particular, and genealogists and family historians. Various topics covered include: 1. Origins of German and European Jewry. 2. Jewish Economics; (3) the Golden Age of Jewish Germany; (4) the Rise of Ashkenazi Communities; (5) Jewish-Christian Relations; 6. Reform Judaism; 7. Emancipation; 8. Immigration to America; 9. The Shoah; 10. The Influence of Jewish Germany; 11. Jewish Germany Today. Instructor: Prof. David Levinson; fee $60.
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