Talk: “Wie ein roter Faden. Jüdische Familiengeschichten und das Verständnis europäischer Geschichte”
The story of a European family over the course of four generations: from the great-grandparents in Galicia – now split between Poland and Ukraine – who got rich thanks to oil discoveries, to the grandfather in the French Resistance, to the parents who, as committed communists in the 1970s, wanted to create the new human being, to the author himself, who has lived as a Frenchman in Vienna for 15 years.
Obstinacy runs like a red thread through the family history: the rejection of traditional Judaism, resistance against National Socialism, the fight against growing social inequality after the Second World War, and, finally, the author’s own battle against racism and nationalism.
Jérôme Segal, born in 1970, lecturer at the Université Sorbonne Paris (ESPE Paris), writes regularly about political and cultural topics, for example, about the extreme right in Austria, the cinema, or the situation of the Roma in Europe. The École Centrale engineer and doctor of history lived in Berlin for seven years and today divides his life between Paris and Vienna, the city his grandfather had to flee from in 1938.
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Photo (c) Familienarchiv Segal