Elizabeth and Tony Comper Holocaust Education Fund
Willi Goetschel (University of Toronto)
"From the Jewish Renaissance to Life after Auschwitz: Margarete Susman, a Philosopher in her Time"
Margarete Susman (1872-1966) was one of the earliest commentators of Kafka and Franz Rosenzweig as well as the author of one of the first books in 1946 addressing the challenge of Jewish life after Auschwitz. However, Susman still awaits recognition as a philosopher in her own right: one of the first 20th century German women philosophers and a public intellectual in the late Imperial and Weimar Germany through the postwar period in the 1960s.
This lecture will be delivered in-person at JHB100 and virtually via Zoom. To attend virtually, please click THIS LINK on Monday, September 19, at 4 PM.