题目：Jakob Rosenfeld: A Jewish Doctor in Mao Zedong’s People’s Liberation Army
讲座人：Prof. Gabriel N. Finder (University of Virginia)
Abstract: Jakob Rosenfeld is an Austrian Jewish doctor who came to China in the 1930s and served in People's Liberation Army. Marginal in the annals of Jewish history, Rosenfeld is revered in China. This lecture intends to explore the question whether Rosenfeld’s Jewish background is a key to understanding his remarkable personal adventure in China.
Prof. Gabriel Finder: Ida and Nathan Kolodiz Director of Jewish Studies and associate professor of Germanic Languages and Literatures at the University of Virginia. He teaches courses on the Holocaust, war crimes trials, and German Jewish history and culture. His various research interests include the Holocaust, Jewish rebuilding in its aftermath, and Holocaust-related trials. He is currently co-editing a book on humor after the Holocaust, writing a book on the postwar Jewish communal court in Poland, and starting to conduct research on Jews who went to China in the 1930s, supported the communist cause, and made their home in the country after the 1949 Communist Revolution.