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“New Jerusalem Down Under: The Search for a Jewish Homeland in Australia”

Date: 10-28-2019

Time: 07:30 PM

Location: Conference Center at Fairfield University Dining Room

“New Jerusalem Down Under: The Search for a Jewish Homeland in Australia,” featuring Dr. Adam Rovner, author and Associate Professor of English and Jewish Literature, University of Denver.

Dr. Rovner will discuss the cultural context and legacy of proposals to create mass settlements of Jewish refugees in Australia during the Nazi era. Archives during this era showed poets, playwrights, journalists, civil servants, humanitarians, and social revolutions worked together to envision Jewish colonization in Australia.

The lecture is free and open to the public. Contact the Bennett Center at or call (203) 254-4000, ext. 2066 for reservations.

Co-sponsored with Fairfield University’s undergraduate Judaic Studies Program and the Bennett Center for Judaic Studies


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