Talk: German Jews, the First World War and its Deadly Legacy
Chester: Sunday 27 October, 14.00–15.00
Talk synopsis: Whether at home or at the front German Jews played a central role in the First World War. Almost 100,000 Jews served, 12,000 died and across the country the Jewish communities dedicated themselves to the war effort. This talk discusses the diversity of Jewish wartime experiences, while also considering the conflict’s multiple legacies.
Speaker bio: Tim Grady is Reader in Modern History at the University of Chester. He has published widely on the history of the First World War and 20th-century Germany. His most recent book – A Deadly Legacy: German Jews and the Great War– was shortlisted for the Wolfson and the Cundill History Prize 2018.