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August 25, 2017
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‘The Many Deaths of Jew Süss’: Mintzker grapples with truth in history

Yair Mintzker, an associate professor of history, joined the Princeton faculty in 2009 after earning his Ph.D. at Stanford University. He studies early modern and modern Germany, with a particular focus on the “Sattelzeit,” or the transitional period between the … Continue reading

October 22, 2014
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A composer, a president, and a dean share in conversation about creativity and expression

While working on a new piece, composer John Adams sometimes has to experience a deep sense of failure before his ideas really start to flow. “You can win every prize in the book … but when you are alone with … Continue reading

February 13, 2014
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Mein Kampf worries fuel debate

More needs to be done to understand Hitler’s infamous autobiographical manifesto “Mein Kampf” to avoid a resurgence of anti-Semitism when its copyright expires in 2016, according to a holocaust historian. Dr Jean-Marc Dreyfus, from The University of Manchester, says not … Continue reading

January 7, 2014
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German speaking Jews were force behind European unity

A little-remembered Jewish culture in Germany and Austria between the 1870s and 1930s was a hotbed of ideas which drove the formation of the European Union, according to new research. Literary and film scholar Dr Cathy Gelbin from The University … Continue reading

March 29, 2013
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Getting to the heart of disease

Scientist works toward molecular therapies for cardiovascular diseases Born in Leningrad (now St. Petersburg), Russia, to Jewish parents before the fall of the Soviet Union, Michael Simons, M.D., says a medical career was “sort of a default.” Anti-Semitism barred Jews … Continue reading

August 4, 2012
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New Book Explores Fears About Muslims in The West

Fears of terrorism in Europe and the United States have deteriorated into an irrational suspicion of Muslims, which will continue until the West turns its critical eye inward, argues University of Chicago professor Martha Nussbaum in her new book, The … Continue reading