Philipp von Wussow // Conversation Series, Part II: Culture Wars


This is the second of two lunchtime conversations offered in partnership with the Gershman Y: Lessons from Jewish Interwar Europe.  

Some have compared the present political moment to Germany in 1933. This two-part series will take a deeper look at aspects of Jewish politics in that time, asking what, if anything, truly resonates with the situation today. In both sessions, Katz Center fellows will talk about their areas of expertise with thoughtful interlocutors and invite the audience to join the conversation.

Part II: Culture Wars with Philipp von Wussow                                                                                                    
The flourishing of intellectual, artistic, and scientific life during the Weimar period was accompanied by a new type of conflict, in which political issues were inextricably linked with claims about culture and religion. Jews and Judaism played a particular role in these "culture wars" on the eve of the Holocaust, and this conversation will explore those dynamics and ask what is different today. 


Click here for Part I: Soft Power with Rebecca Kobrin 

Philipp von Wussow most recently worked at Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main. He has held other positions at the Simon Dubnow Institue for Jewish History and Culture, Leipzig University, and the Franz Rosenzweig Center at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He specializes in modern Jewish philosophy and political thought. He is the Ruth Meltzer Fellow this year at the Katz Center. 


  Click here to download a flyer for this program.                                                                                                                                                    
Event Location: 
The Gershman Y
401 South Broad Street Philadelphia, PA 19147
$10 admission to this lecture, $15 for the series; free for PennCard holders. Register at
Event Date and Time: 
March 16, 2017 12:30pm