Stetson’s Weiner Memorial Holocaust Lecture Series presents author, scholar

Marion Kaplan, Ph.D., author and distinguished scholar, will be delivering the 9th annual Weiner Memorial Holocaust Lecture, entitled “Lives in Limbo: The Plight of Jewish Refugees in Portugal during World War II” at Stetson University on Thurs., April 7, at 7 p.m., in the Rinker Auditorium of the Lynn Business Center (LBC). The LBC is located at 345 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand. This lecture is free and open to the public. Cultural credit is available for students.

Kaplan is currently the Skirball Professor of Modern Jewish History at New York University. She received her Ph.D. in Modern European History from Columbia University. She has taught at the City University of New York as well as at NYU. In 2012, she won a Golden Dozen Award for teaching from the College of Arts and Science. During the academic year 2014-2015, she was the J.B. and Maurice C. Shapiro Senior Scholar-in-Residence at the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies, U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum.

Kaplan has written or contributed to a wealth of published works, and is a three-time winner of the National Jewish Book Award for her books: The Making of the Jewish Middle Class: Women, Family and Identity in Imperial Germany (New York, Oxford University Press, 1991); Between Dignity and Despair: Jewish Life in Nazi Germany (Oxford University Press, 1998); and Gender and Jewish History, co-edited with Deborah Dash Moore (Indiana, 2011).

Kaplan will also participate in “Deliberating About Things That Matter: ‘Looking back on the Dominican Haven: Jewish Refugees in Sosúa during World War II’” on Fri., Apr. 8, from 11 a.m.-12 p.m. This event will take place on the back porch of Rinker Environmental Learning Center (RELC), and is facilitated by Pamela Cappas-Toro, Ph.D., assistant professor of Spanish & Portuguese in Stetson’s Department of World Languages and Cultures, and the Latin American Studies Program, and Melinda Hall, Ph.D., assistant professor of philosophy, assistant director of the Honors Program and vice president of Stetson’s chapter of Phi Beta Kappa.

The RELC is located at 230 E. Michigan Ave., just west of Stetson’s Gillespie Museum.

For more information regarding Kaplan’s visit, contact Robert Watson at