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, the German historian Uffa Jensen reconstructs the crime and its motivations, unearthing a history of violence, trivialization and repression that continues today. 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” (2019); “Zornpolitik” (2017); “Recht und Politik, Perspektiven deutsch- jüdischer Geschichte” (2014); and “Gebildete Doppelgänger. Bürgerliche Juden und Protestanten im 19. Jahrhundert” (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