Book Talk (Online) with Sebastian Huebel: ” Fighter, Worker, and Family Man: German-Jewish Men and Their Gendered Experiences in Nazi Germany”
September 8 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The George L. Mosse Program in History at UW-Madison and the Zucker/Goldberg Center for Holocaust Studies at the College of Charleston present:
Fighter, Worker, and Family Man:
German-Jewish Men and Their Gendered Experiences in Nazi Germany, 1933–1941
A book talk with
September 8, 2022
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Sebastian Huebel argues that Jewish men’s gender identities, intersecting with categories of ethnicity, race, class, and age, underwent a profound process of marginalization that destabilized accustomed ways of performing masculinity. At the same time, in their attempts to sustain their conceptions of masculinity these men maintained agency and developed coping strategies that prevented their full-scale emasculation. Huebel draws on a rich archive of diaries, letters, and autobiographies to interpret the experiences of these men, focusing on their roles as soldiers and protectors, professionals and breadwinners, and parents and husbands. Fighter, Worker, and Family Man sheds light on how the Nazis sought to emasculate Jewish men through propaganda, the law, and violence, and how in turn German-Jewish men were able to defy emasculation and adapt – at least temporarily – to their marginalized status as men.