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Monday, April 3, 2017

From Anti-fascism to Anti-Zionism to Undeclared War: The West German Left, the East German Regime and Israel 1949-1989

Lecture | April 3 | 4:30-6:30 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall


Jeffrey Herf, Distinguished University Professor, History, University of Maryland, College Park

Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES), Center for Jewish Studies, Berkeley Institute for Jewish Law and Israel Studies


After Nazism and the Holocaust the East German government became a fierce opponent of the state of Israel, one that it denounced as a “spearhead” of US imperialism. Beginning in the 1960s and continuing to the end of the Cold War, the East German Communists combined hostile propaganda with military training and delivery of weapons to the Arab states at war with Israel and to the Palestine...   More >