Next Year in Marienbad
03. 12. 2018 18:00
Auditorium OVK, Maiselova 15, Prague
In Next Year in Marienbad, Mirjam Zadoff writes the social and cultural history of Carlsbad, Franzensbad, and Marienbad as Jewish spaces of the period from late 19th century to the 30´s of 20th century. Secular and religious Jews from diverse national, cultural, and social backgrounds mingled in idyllic and often apolitical-seeming surroundings. During the season, shops sold Yiddish and Hebrew newspapers, kosher kitchens were opened, and theatrical presentations, concerts, and public readings catered to the Jewish clientele. Yet these same resorts were situated in a region of growing hostile nationalisms, and they were towns that might turn virulently anti-Semitic in the off season.
Mirjam Zadoff is the director of the Munich Documentation Centre for the History of National Socialism. The book was published in the edition Jews-history-memory of the Lidové Noviny Publisher. The book will be available after the lecuture.