Tower

2015

"Economic trust and Anti-semitic Violence: Jewish Cattle Traders, Nazis and Farmers, 1919–1939" A talk by Stefanie Fischer on Tuesday, March 10 at 5:30 pm in the Library East Judaica Suite.
In 1934, a member of the Nazi-dominated city council of Gunzenhausen complained: “We need the Jews, because I have still not been able to sell my cattle…Christian traders offer only overpriced cows…” The statement reveals much about the relationships between Jews and non-Jews in the German countryside. The Jewish cattle traders had been crucial to the German agro-society and the relationships between Jewish cattle traders and farmers were based on mutual trust. Stefanie Fischer will show how those relationships began to change through anti-Jewish violence and how they finally came to an end in 1939.

Dr. Stefanie Fischer is a lecturer at the Leo Baeck Summer University, Humboldt University, she also holds a PostDoc position at the Center for Jewish Studies, University of Potsdam. In her current research project she explores the post-genocidal relationships of Jewish Holocaust survivors to their former German hometowns in the 1950s-60s. Her research interest is Jewish history, the history of trust and economics as well as Holocaust history. In 2012 Fischer earned a PhD from the Center for Research on Anti-semitism, Technical University Berlin. Her recent book on economic trust and Anti-semitic violence was jointly awarded the Fraenkel-Prize for an outstanding work of contemporary history from the Wiener Library in London (2012) as well as with the Irma-Rosenberg Prize (2014).

A talk by Frank Wolff Seminar on Thursday, March 12. More information TBA.

5th Annual Gainesville Jewish Film Festival on March 22-31 at the Hippodrome State Theatre.
Sunday, March 22 at 7:00 pm: 24 Days
Monday, March 23 at 7:00 pm: Make Me A Match & Sacred Sperm (Documentary double feature)
Tuesday, March 24 at 7:00 pm: The Hidden Spring & T.B.A. (Double feature)
Thursday, March 26 at 7:00 pm: There and Here & Farewell, Herr Schwartz (Double feature)
Saturday, March 28 at 8:30 pm: Hit’Abdut
Sunday, March 29, Matinee at 3:00 pm: East and West
Sunday, March 29 at 7:00 pm: Gett
Monday, March 30 at 7:00 pm: A Borrowed Identity
Tuesday, March 31 at 7:00 pm: Friends From France

  • Sponsored by the Jewish Council of North Central Florida and the Center for Jewish Studies at the University of Florida. Made possible by the Isser and Rae Price Library of Judaica, the Gary Gerson Lecture Series, the Jewish Student Union’s Jewish Awareness Month, Hadassah Gainesville Chapter, Florida’s Department of Education Commissioner’s Task Force on Holocaust Education, the Norman and Irma Braman Chair in Holocaust Studies, the Harry Rich Endowment, Samuel R. “Bud” Shorstein Professorship in American Jewish Culture and Society, and Dr. Michael & Phyllis Warren.
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"East & West 2: A Concert of Jewish Cantorial Music" annual concert featuring Hagay Batzri, Yaakov Lemmer, Shai Bachar Yair Dalal, Frank London, Dror Sinaiis. Wednesday, March 25 at 7 pm, Congregation B’Nai Israel and Thursday, March 26 at 7 pm, Jacksonville Jewish Center.

  • Made possible by the JCNCF, The Shorstein & Levin families of Jacksonville, Nadine & Desmond Schatz, the Center for Jewish Studies Tree of Life Fund, the Gary Gerson Lecture Series and the Morris & Mikki Futernick Visiting Professorship.
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A talk by Ron Schechter on Monday, March 30. More information TBA.

A talk by Samuel Weber on Thursday, April 9. More information TBA.

All events are Free and open to the public.

With appreciation...These programs are made possible by our sponsors, Schram Memorial Endowment, Melton Jewish Studies Endowment, Gerson Lecture Series, Breier Visiting Fellowship, Kahn Visiting Scholar Fund, Gerson Visiting Professor Fund, Futernick Professorship Fund, and Jewish Council of North Central Florida.

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