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German-Jewish migration to Sweden – Interdisciplinary Perspectives on History, Identity & Religion

International conference in Uppsala, November 5-7, 2014
Organized by: 


The Moses Mendelssohn Center for European-Jewish Studies, University of Potsdam, The Forum for Jewish studies, Uppsala University and Paideia – The European Institute of Jewish Studies in Sweden in cooperation with the Hugo Valentin Centre, Uppsala University.


Ever since Aaron Isaac from Treuenbrietzen in Brandenburg in the 1770s became the first Jew to be allowed to settle in Stockholm without converting to Evangelical Lutheranism, there has been close contacts between Swedish and German Jewry. German Jews have both migrated and, during the Nazi era, fled to Sweden and in many ways contributed to Swedish cultural and economic life. Swedish Jews have found both spouses and religious and ideological inspiration in Germany and Swedish and German Jews have created commercial as well as intellectual networks binding the two countries together.
Our international interdisciplinary conference in Uppsala November 5–7, 2014, aims to explore the conditions for and consequences of this interrelationship for Swedish and German Jewry and for the Swedish and German societies, from the 18th century and until today. Special attention will be given to the German-Jewish exile in Sweden, to the obstacles faced by those fleeing Nazi persecution and in general to the destiny and role of the German-Jewish expatriates during the 1930s and 1940s and thereafter.
Conference languages are English and German

Key notes and presentations: www.teol.uu.se/digitalAssets/336/336536_3prelimanary-program-nov-2014.pdf

If you are interested in attending the conference follow the link to get to the registration form: http://doit.medfarm.uu.se/kurt6485


Directors and organizers: Prof. Dr. Julius H. Schoeps MMZ, Dr. Olaf Glöckner MMZ, 
Dr. Lars M Andersson FJS, Dr. Lena Roos FJS, Natalie Lantz FJS, Noa Hermele Paideia

With best regards from Prof. Dr Julius H. Schoeps & Dr. Lars M Andersson