6. Mai 2010 , 19:00 Uhr - 20:30 Uhr

2010 Monna and Otto Weinmann Lecture: American Jews and the Myth of Silence after the Holocaust, 1945-1962


Hasia Diner is the Paul S. and Sylvia Steinberg Professor of American Jewish History, Professor of Hebrew and Judaic Studies, and Director of the Goldstein-Goren Center for American Jewish History at the Skirball Department of Hebrew and Judaic Studies, New York University. Professor Diner's publications include "The Jews of the United States, 1654 to 2000" (2004); "Her Works Praise Her: A History of Jewish Women in America from Colonial Times to the Present" , with Beryl Lieff Benderly (2002); and "The Lower East Side Memories: The Jewish Place in America" (2000).

The Monna and Otto Weinmann Annual Lecture honors Holocaust survivors and their fates, experiences, and accomplishments. Born in Poland and raised in Austria, Monna Steinbach Weinmann (1906-1991) fled to England in autumn 1938. Otto Weinmann (1903-1993), born in Vienna and raised in Czechoslovakia, served in the Czechoslovak, French, and British armies; was wounded at Normandy; and received the Croix de Guerre for his valiant contributions during the war. Monna Steinbach and Otto Weinmann married in London in 1941 and emigrated to the United States in 1948.

This annual lecture has been made possible by Janice Weinmann Shorenstein.

A reception follow the lecture. Reservations are requested.



RSVP: Thursday, May 6, 2010