When Biology Became Destiny: How Historians Interpret Gender in the Holocaust with Marion Kaplan

Date/Time
01/17/2019 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Location
Geisel Library, Seuss Room

Due to the success of the Holocaust Living History Workshops, registration is now required for all events. Walk-ins are welcome based on space and availability.

*Online registration will begin Saturday, December 1.  
RSVP at hlhw-kaplan.eventbrite.com. To register by phone, contact Ellysa Lim at (858) 534-1183.

Marion Kaplan

On Thursday, January 17, the Holocaust Living History Workshop series will feature Marion Kaplan, a three-time winner of the National Jewish Book Award and Skirball Professor of Modern Jewish History at New York University.

Despite the explosive growth of Holocaust studies, scholars of Nazi Germany and the Shoah long neglected gender as an analytical category. It wasn’t until 1984 when the essay collection “When Biology Became Destiny: Women in Weimar and Nazi Germany” raised awareness of women’s experiences under fascism. The publication edited by Renate Bridenthal, Atina Grossman and Marion Kaplan explored women’s “double jeopardy” as females and as Jews. In this lecture, Kaplan takes the audience on a historical tour of this research, from the first workshops raising questions to the first publications providing answers. Since then, the gender perspective has provided significant insight into our understanding of Jewish life in Nazi Germany and during the Holocaust. Kaplan concludes her talk with a forward look at new areas of research that highlight women’s and gender studies.

To learn more about UC San Diego’s Holocaust Living History Workshop, contact Susanne Hillman at (858) 534-7661.


Parking Information

All visitors to the UC San Diego campus are required to display a valid parking pass. The closest parking to the Geisel Library is the Hopkins Parking Structure. More information about parking on campus. Follow these guidelines for accessible parking.

Driving Directions from North of UC San Diego
1. Take I-5 southbound past the 5/805 split.
2. Take Genesee Avenue exit westbound (right off freeway).
3. Take Genesee Avenue to North Torrey Pines Road.
4. Turn left on North Torrey Pines.
5. Turn left on to North Point Drive.
6. Follow North Point Dr. through the stop signs; as it curves right it will become Hopkins Drive.
7. Continue on Hopkins Drive until you reach Voigt Drive.
8. The Hopkins parking structure is at the corner of Voigt Drive with entrances on both Hopkins and Voigt Drive.

Driving Directions from South of UC San Diego
1. Take I-5 northbound.
2. Take La Jolla Village Drive westbound (left off freeway).
3. La Jolla Village Drive turns into North Torrey Pines Road. Stay on it to North Point Drive.
4. Turn right on North Point Drive.
5. Follow North Point Dr. through the stop signs; as it curves right it will become Hopkins Drive.
6. Continue on Hopkins Drive until you reach Voigt Drive.
7. The Hopkins parking structure is at the corner of Voigt Drive with entrances on both Hopkins and Voigt Drive.

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