A lecture by Shira Klein (Chapman University)
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
New location: 314 Royce Hall
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Viterbi Seminar in Mediterranean Jewish Studies
For four decades (1890s-1930s), Italian Jews strongly approved of their country’s colonizing enterprise. Throughout Italy’s expansion to Somalia, Eritrea, Libya, and Ethiopia, Italian Jews lent their support. But the act of colonizing challenged their comfortable dual identity, namely, their ability to be both Italian and Jewish. The empire pitted Italian colonizers and colonized African Jews against each other, and Italian Jews found themselves caught in the middle.
Shira Klein is an Assistant Professor of History at Chapman University. She is the author of Italy’s Jews from Emancipation to Fascism (Cambridge, 2018).
Cost : free
Sponsor(s): Center for Near Eastern Studies, UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies