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Beyond Zion: The Jewish Territorialist Movement

Book Launch
Laura Almagor
Tuesday, March 5, 2024, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

CEU Jewish Studies Program, Vienna Wiesenthal Institute for Holocaust Studies (VWI) and the Center for Israel Studies invite you to the discussion and book launch of Beyond Zion. The Jewish Territorialist Movement. Laura Almagor’s book reconstructs the rich history of the activities and changing ideologies of Jewish Territorialism. Via Uganda, Angola, Madagascar, Australia, and Suriname, this story eventually leads us to questions about yiddishkeit and to forgotten ideas about how to be Jewish in the twentieth century. In reviewing Zionism’s monopoly on territorial Jewishness, it reconsiders a Jewish future beyond both state and exile and reevaluates strategies of Jewish geopolitics.



LAURA ALMAGOR, Author, Assistant Professor of Political History, Utrecht
University Department of History and Art History
ÉVA KOVÁCS, Deputy Director (Academic Affairs), Vienna Wiesenthal Institute for
Holocaust Studies (VWI)
MICHAEL L. MILLER, Head of the Nationalism Studies Program at CEU and
co-founder of its Jewish Studies Program

Reception to follow

LAURA ALMAGOR is Assistant Professor of Political History at Utrecht University
(Department of History and Art History). Previously she held positions as a lecturer
in twentieth-century European history at the University of Sheffield and as a
teaching fellow at the London School of Economics and Political Science. She has
held fellowships at the VWI, at the Center for Jewish History in New York City, and
at the Central European University (CEU) in Budapest.

Please register at by latest Friday, 1 March 2024, 12.00 am
By attending, you consent to the publication of photographs, video and audio recordings made during the event.