February 22 2022
5 pm CET
virtual seminar – https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82961863362
All welcome to our first session in 2022 with our distinguished guest Michaela Raggam-Blesch (Universität Wien).
PRECARIOUS SURVIVAL: EVERYDAY LIFE OF «MIXED FAMILIES» DURING THE NAZI REGIME IN VIENNA
“Mixed marriages” and their families navigated between Jewish and non-Jewish worlds, usually not fully belonging to any side. Thus, most of them experienced social isolation and a lacking sense of belonging, while others – mostly younger generations – sometimes found new forms of community. During the last years of the war their protection became more precarious and even trivial infractions against Nazi laws could lead to imprisonment and deportation. Since “mixed marriages” and their families did not officially learn about the key factors of their safeguarding, they were left to their own instincts on how to uphold their protection.
The seminar will be held in virtual form only (at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82961863362).
Modern Jewish History Seminar in Prague is organized by the Masaryk Institute and the Institute of Contemporary History (both parts of the Czech Academy of Sciences) and the Prague Center for Jewish Studies at the Charles University.