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Sunday, June 16 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Made in Vienna: a fashionable society before the Anschluss

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Most people limit association of the word ‘fashion’ to Paris, London, and Milan, but before WWII, Vienna was classified as one of Europe’s fashion capitals. Jewish people were involved in this exciting industry as designers, manufacturers, and purveyors of fashion. Using a range of sources, including photographs, artwork, and contemporary periodicals, this session will explore the participation of Vienna’s Jews in their city’s fashion and textile industry during its golden age before the National Socialist annexation of Austria in March 1938.

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Jonathan Kaplan

Jonathan is a doctoral candidate at the University of Technology Sydney. His research examines the Jews of Vienna, clothing, identity, and antisemitism during the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries. Before going down an academic path Jonathan completed a Bachelor of Design... Read More →
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Peter McNeil

Professor of design history, UTS
Dr McNeil is Distinguished Professor of Design History at the University of Technology Sydney. An award-winning author, he is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities, where he is Section Head for The Arts. An award-winning author, he worked with the Sydney Jewish Museum... Read More →

Sunday June 16, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
Room 2

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