David Engel, Anne Frank’s Family: Between Europe and America

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Date(s) - 09/03/2015
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

H1.16 Ground Floor, Building H Monash Caulfield Campus


Engel picDavid Engel is Greenberg Professor of Holocaust Studies, Professor and Chair of Hebrew and Judaic Studies, and Professor of History at New York University and a Senior Fellow of the Goldstein-Goren Diaspora Research Centre at Tel Aviv University.  The author of seven books and more than 70 scholarly articles on aspects of modern Jewish history, he is a member of the Academic Committee of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and an elected fellow of the American Academy of Jewish Research.

This will be the first in the 3-part Don and Sonia Marejn 2015 lecture series titled The Holocaust in Changing Retrospect –  which will look at how new documentary discoveries can alter the way the Holocaust is understood.

In this lecture, Professor Engel will discuss documents uncovered in 2006 concerning efforts by Anne Frank’s father to obtain an entry permit to the United States in 1941, before the family went into hiding, and their implications for Holocaust history.

Admission Free; No prior bookings taken