Lecture | April 19 | 12-1 p.m. | Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)
Barbara Goldstein is a historian of European fascism. She received her PhD from the University of Vienna, Austria with a dissertation devoted to newsreel films created by the Austrian Police between 1929-1938 as part of governmental fascist propaganda campaigns.One of Goldsteins focuses and special interests is in historic administrative structures and infamous people in the early-modern period. She previously held a position as Research Scientist in the Historical Demography Laboratory of the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research in Rostock, Germany (2006), entering the field of social research with a specialization in the history of family forms.
Following her return to the United States in 2013, she became a contributing volunteer scholar at The Magnes, researching German language archival materials. Her presentation will focus on the depiction of Jewish parent-children relations in Europe in 18th- and 19th-century anti-Semitic literature.