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September 1 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Herzlmania! 125 years of Theodor Herzl’s The Jewish State
Film Premiere and Lecture by Herzl biographer, Prof. Derek Penslar
Wednesday, September 1, 2021
5:30 – 7:00 PM EST
In person: campus community only
3rd Floor Conference Room
Mandel Center for the Humanities
Via Zoom: open to all
Join us as we commemorate the 125th anniversary of Theodor Herzl’s “The Jewish State.” Watch the premiere screening of “Herzlmania,” a short film celebrating David Matlow’s Theodor Herzl Memorabilia Collection, the world’s largest private collection of Herzl artifacts. Then take a deeper look at the legacy of this pivotal figure in a lecture by Herzl’s biographer, Derek Penslar, the William Lee Frost Professor of Jewish History at Harvard University and author of “Theodor Herzl: The Charismatic Leader“ (Yale University Press, 2020). Filmmaker Daniel Mooney directed “Herzlmania,” and the film was commissioned by the Schusterman Center for Israel Studies at Brandeis University.