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Episode: Gruner's work explores the lives of ordinary Jewish people who lived in Nazi Germany and resisted persecution. From defacing Nazi symbols to bold defiance Gruner explores the complex and fraught nature of Jewish opposition to Nazi policies, attacks, and hatred, and draws insights from the 12 years of archival research behind his book Resisters: How Ordinary Jews Fought Persecution in Hitler's Germany (Yale University Press, 2023).
Guest: Wolf Gruner is the Shapell Guerin Chair in Jewish Studies and professor of history at the University of Southern California. He is the founding director of the USC Dornsife Center for Advanced Genocide Research, and the author of ten books on the Holocaust, including The Holocaust in Bohemia and Moravia, Jewish Forced Labor Under the Nazis, and many others, including the book under discussion in this episode, Resisters: How Ordinary Jews Fought Persecution in Hitler's Germany (Yale University Press, 2023). He lives in Los Angeles, CA. He's a member of the Academic Committee of the US Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington DC, and is co-founder of the Consortium of Higher Education Centers for Holocaust, Genocide and Human Rights Studies.
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