The Jews of Weimar (1919-1933)


Price for Members: $60
Price for Non-Members: $90
Date/Time: Wednesdays, March 13, 20 & 27; April 3 & 10, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Instructor: Ken Blady, M.A., Educational Psychology, CSUEB, lecturer in history
Location: Concord Campus


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Mr. Blady offers us a look at the dynamic German Jewish community during the Weimar Republic’s troubled time in power. The Republic struggled to deal with Germany’s humiliating defeat in WWI, economic turmoil, and a tide of conspiracy theories assigning blame for both the defeat and the post-war ills. Mr. Blady will analyze both the pathological anti-Jewish tirades of the era and the German Jews who thought, wrote, composed, and acted politically in these increasingly perilous years. It all ended badly with Hitler catapulting to power in 1933, but the works and deeds of Max Ernst, Martin Buber, Walter Benjamin, Kurt Weil, Franz Rosenzweig, and many others should not be forgotten. Here’s another chapter in the history of European Jewry worth close attention.


Event Details

Date: 2019-03-13

Start time: 01:30 p.m.

End time: 03:30 p.m.

Venue: Cal State East Bay

Directions: Cal State East Bay, Concord Campus 4700 Ygnacio Valley Road, Concord