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Saturday, August 17 • 9:20am - 10:20am
What We Get Wrong about South African Jewish History, and Why it Matters

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The stories we tell about the past have real implications. They shape what we regard as normal, guide what we assume is possible and push our thoughts in particular directions. By focusing on examples where community memory and historical reality depart, we will discuss why getting South African Jewish history right matters.

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Adam Mendelsohn

Adam is Director of the Kaplan Centre for Jewish Studies at UCT and curator of exhibitions at the Princeton University Art Museum, New-York Historical Society and Center for Jewish History. His book ‘The Rag Race: How Jews Sewed Their Way to Success in America and the British Empire... Read More →

Saturday August 17, 2019 9:20am - 10:20am PDT
Room 11