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Thu 10-05-2012
The many Guises of Jud Süss

Thursday evening 10th of May and Friday 11th of May 2012

THE MANY GUISES OF JUD SÜSS

The image of ‘The Jew’: Joseph Süss Oppenheimer via Feuchtwanger to Goebbels and beyond

How come the historical figure of Joseph Süss Oppenheimer (1698-1738), banker and court Jew of Duke Karl Alexander of Württemberg, has been portrayed in both a philo-Semitic and anti-Semitic way? How does this illustrate the stratification of negative and positive Jewish stereotypes? This will be the main question addressed during the Symposium The image of ‘The Jew’: Joseph Süss Oppenheimer via Feuchtwanger to Goebbels and beyond in which a number of movies on Jud Süss will be shown, and commented through lectures by international experts. For more information see the program on www.mbii.nl

Date: 10th and 11th of May 2012

Location: Castrum Peregrini, Herengracht 401, Amsterdam

Price: €45,- for two days; €35,- friends of MbII and students, PhD-students, Postdocs (price including lunch, coffee and tea during breaks and reception on Friday afternoon).

Thursday-evening alone: : €10,-;

Tickets bought at the door will cost €5,- extra

Reservations through mbii@jhm.nl, or http://www.mbii.nl/?id=60 or by phone 020-5310325. Please deposit the money to Menasseh ben Israel Instituut, ABN AMRO 60.51.72.099 stating your name and “Feuchtwanger”.

Thursday 10 May 2012

19.30 - 20.00 Coffee & tea

20.00 - 20.15 Prof dr Evelien Gans (Universitity of Amsterdam / NIOD): Short Introduction

20.15 - 21.00 Documentary Feuchtwanger lebt! (Herbert Krill, 2008)

21.00 - 21.45 Prof dr Frank Stern (Institut für Zeitgeschichte / Universität Wien):

Challenging Anti-Humanism: Lion Feuchtwanger (1884-1958) as a Jewish-German Author

21-45 - 22.00 Questions & Answers

Friday 11 May 2012

9.30 - 10.00. Coffee and tea

10.00 - 10.30. Prof dr Evelien Gans (University of Amsterdam / NIOD):

The Feuchwanger-effekt: Jew Süss as a testing ground for (anti- and philo-semitic) stereotypes

10.30 - 11.15. Prof dr Susan Tegel(orig. University of Hertfordshire):

The reincarnation of Jud Süss over two centuries

11.15 – 11.30 Questions and Answers

11.30 – 13.15. Jew Suess: A Film (1934) by Lothar Mendes

13.15 - 14.00. Sandwiches

14.00 - 14.15. Prof dr Susan Tegel: Short introduction of Jud Süss (Veit Harlan, 1940)

14.15 – 16.00. Jud Süss: A Film (1940) by Veit Harlan

16.00 – 16.30 Coffee & tea

16.30 – 17.15. Prof dr Barbara von der Lühe(Institut für Sprache und Kommunikation / Technische Universität Berlin): Afterlife and Aftermath. What happened to Jud Süss after 1945?

17.15 – 18.00 Panel discussion with Barbara von der Lühe, Frank Stern and Susan Tegel on THE MANY GUISES OF JUD SÜSS; Chair: Evelien Gans

18.00 – 19.00. RECEPTION


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