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Vortrag von Prof. Dr. Kevin Ostoyich (Indiana)

The Unbroken Past: From Germany to Shanghai to San Francisco
Kevin Ostoyich
20. April 2022 um 18:00Uhr


Meeting-ID: 851 0219 9444
Kenncode: 531385

Synopsis: How does the world respond to a crisis? In “The Unbroken Past: From Germany to Shanghai to San Francisco,” Prof. Kevin Ostoyich reminds us that when Jews fled the Nazis in the 1930s, most countries closed their doors to them. Ostoyich tells of the plight of the Nothenberg family after Kristallnacht. The family eventually found a haven in Shanghai, China. Ostoyich recounts the problems the Nothenbergs and many other families encountered as they tried to come to the United States after the Second World War.

Brief Bio: Kevin Ostoyich is Professor of History and Recipient of the Dixon W. and Herta E. Benz Fund for Faculty Support at Valparaiso University, where he served as the chair of the history department from 2015 to 2019 and was bestowed the Teaching Excellence Award in 2017-18. He holds his B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and his A.M. and Ph.D. from Harvard University. He has recently served as Distinguished Professor for Shanghai University; a senior fellow at the German Historical Institute Pacific Regional Office/University of California, Berkeley; and a fellow at Center for Advanced Studies at the Ludwigs-Maximilians-Universität München. He is an associate of the Center for East Asian Studies of the University of Chicago, a board member of the Sino-Judaic Institute, an inaugural member of the Shanghai Jewish Refugees Museum International Advisory Board, a board member of CANDLES Holocaust Museum and Education Center, and a non-resident fellow of the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies of Johns Hopkins University. He has published on German migration, German-American history, historical pedagogy, the Holocaust, and the Shanghai Jews.

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