An Antisemitic Double-Murder: The Forgotten History of Right-Wing Terrorism in Postwar West Germany featuring Uffa Jensen

Uffa Jensen
Mar 7, 2024
5:00 PM–6:30 PM

On December 19, 1980, Shlomo Lewin, the former chairman of the Jewish community in Nuremberg, and his partner Frida Poeschke were shot dead in their house in Erlangen. Instead of pursuing the leads that led to the right-wing extremist group Wehrsportgruppe Hoffmann, investigators concentrated on Lewin’s social environment for a long time. In this lecture, German historian Uffa Jensen reconstructs the crime and its motivations, in the process unearthing a history of violence, trivialization and repression that continues to this day.

Jensen is a historian of modern history and serves as the deputy director at the Centre for Research on Antisemitism at the Technische Universität in Berlin. His publications include “Wie die Couch nach Kalkutta kam: Eine Globalgeschichte der frühen Psychoanalyse” (Berlin 2019); “Zornpolitik” (Berlin 2017); “Recht und Politik, Perspektiven deutsch-jüdischer Geschichte” (Paderborn 2014); and “Gebildete Doppelgänger. Bürgerliche Juden und Protestanten im 19. Jahrhundert” (Göttingen 2005).

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About the Holocaust Living History Workshop

This event is a part of the Holocaust Living History Workshop (HLHW) series, an education and outreach program sponsored by the UC San Diego Library and the Jewish Studies program. It aims to preserve the memories of the victims and survivors of the Holocaust by offering public events involving witnesses, descendants and scholars and through the use of the USC Shoah Foundation Institute’s Visual History Archive. Past HLHW workshops are now part of the Library’s digital collections and can be accessed online.

Sponsor: Laurayne Ratner with support from Thurgood Marshall College