Writer’s Reading: Bernard Wasserstein

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Bernard Wasserstein

Bernard Wasserstein

Photo: Håkan Lindgren

Writer’s Reading
Bernard Wasserstein
The Ambiguity of Virtue: Gertrude van Tijn and the Fate of the Dutch Jews in the Second World War

Book signing follows

Mon, Mar 3, 2014 4:30 PM

Learn about the little-known but controversial figure Gertrude van Tijn, a German-born social worker who helped thousands of Jews escape Nazi Germany while working from within the regime. Professor Emeritus of Modern European Jewish History at the University of Chicago Bernard Wasserstein reads from his new publication that investigates her life.

Professor Wasserstein was born in London and educated at University of Oxford, where he was later President of the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies. His many books include The Secret Lives of Trebitsch Lincoln (1988), which won the Golden Dagger award for nonfiction from the Crime Writers Guild, and On the Eve: The Jews of Europe before the Second World War (2012), awarded the Yad Vashem International Book Prize in 2013.

Cosponsored by Ohio State’s Humanities Institute, Melton Center for Jewish Studies, and Department of History.

Jean Dubuffet, Vaches au pre (Cows in a meadow), 1954

Transfigurations: Modern Masters from the Wexner Family Collection closes Dec 31. Don't miss the exhibition artnet named among the world's 25 "must-see shows."

Artists featured in Transfigurations: Modern Masters from the Wexner Family Collection

Learn more about the artists represented in Transfigurations at our dedicated website. (Educators will also find curriculum resources to support their K–12 classrooms.)