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Monday, June 17 • 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Life and love in Nazi Prague

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Letters provide a window into their writer’s profound hopes and fears. We will read a series of letters sent by Marie Bader, a Jewish widow in occupied Prague, to her widower friend Ernst Löwy, in Thessaloniki. The letters span the period 1940 to 1942, when Marie was deported to Theresienstadt. They paint a vivid, dramatic, and moving picture of Jewish life in Heydrich’s Prague. Amidst the chaos and across a vast distance, Marie and Ernst found love.

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Jan Lanicek

Holocaust historian, UNSW
Dr Lanicek was born in the Czech Republic and is now senior lecturer at UNSW, specialising in the history of the Holocaust and modern European history. He is the author of three books: Czechs, Slovaks and the Jews, 1938–48 (2013), Arnost Frischer and the Jewish Politics of Early... Read More →

Monday June 17, 2019 5:30pm - 6:30pm PDT
Room 6

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