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Dan Diner – The Other War: Jewish Palestine and WWII, 1935–1942

Book Presentation with the Author and the Political Scientist Herfried Münkler (in German)

The new work Ein anderer Krieg. Das jüdische Palästina und der Zweite Weltkrieg 1935 – 1942 (The Other War: Jewish Palestine and WWII, 1935–1942) from renowned historian Dan Diner narrates the anatomy of WWII from an unusual perspective:

At the center of the action is Jewish Palestine, situated at the crossroads of Continental European and non-European colonial sensibilities. The core period of this spatial-historical account begins with the Abyssinian War of 1935 and ends with the battles of El Alamein and Stalingrad in 1942.

Past event

Map with all buildings that belong to the Jewish Museum Berlin. The Old Building is marked in green

Where

Old Building, level 2, Great Hall
Lindenstraße 9–14, 10969 Berlin

The interweaving of two very different conflicts—WWII and the struggle for Palestine—forms the heart of this dramatic story and creates a common theme that runs through the work. This wholly fresh perspective on WWII reveals contours of this seismic event that have long been neglected.

Dan Diner (b. 1946) teaches Modern History at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. From 1999 to 2014, he served as Director of the Simon Dubnow Institute for Jewish History and Culture at Leipzig University. He is a member of the Saxon Academy of Sciences and Humanities and chairs the Alfred Landecker Foundation. His most recent publication was Ritual Distance: Israel’s German Question.

A cooperation with the Literaturhandlung.

Book cover of Ein anderer Krieg, showing soldiers and cannons in a desert landscape

Book cover: Dan Diner Ein anderer Krieg. Das jüdische Palästina und der Zweite Weltkrieg 1935–1942; Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt

Where, when, what?

  • When Tue 21 Sep 2021, 7 pm
  • Where Old Building, level 2, Great Hall

    Lindenstraße 9–14, 10969 Berlin

    See location on map
  • Entry fee

    15 €, reduced rate 10 €
    Ticket reservations required. Contact Literaturhandlung at +49 (0) 30 – 88 24 250 or info@literaturhandlung.de

  • Corona rules All guests to live events are required to follow the current hygiene regulations of the Jewish Museum Berlin.
    In addition, guests will be required to present a negative Corona test no older than 24 hours, or proof of full immunization.
    For the protection of both you and other guests, all participants are required to wear a mask covering both mouth and nose at any time when you are not in your assigned seats.

    Language The event will be conducted in German.

    For journalists T +49 (0)30 259 93 419
    presse@jmberlin.de

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