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Consuming Temples: German Jews and Consumer Culture on Both Sides of the Atlantic

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Location: Toy Lounge, Dey Hall

Contact: Carolina Center for Jewish Studies

Description: PAUL LERNER (University of Southern California) will discuss the intertwined histories of German Jews and consumer culture, focusing on department stores in pre-Nazi Germany and advertising, malls, and amusement parks in post-war America, showing how Jewish immigrants from Germany and Austria shaped American consumer culture in the 20th century. Concentrating on several key figures, this […]