Monday, 29th November 2021, 7.00 pm

Literaturhaus Zurich, Limmatquai 62, 8001 Zurich

www.literaturhaus.ch, phone: 044 254 50 00

The 3G rule applies – vaccinated, recovered, tested.
For admission to the event, we kindly ask you to show a valid Covid certificate together with a photo ID document.

Masks are required in all publicly accessible areas (stairwell, elevator, foyer, restroom).
The mask may be removed at the seat.

Professor Dan Diner

The Other War

Ein anderer Krieg

Moderation: Martin Meyer and Eric Gujer

Nominated for the Leipzig Book Fair Award 2021

This book tells the anatomy of World War II from an unusual perspective: at the center of the action is Jewish Palestine, situated at the intersection of European continental and non-European colonial perceptions. The core of this spatial-historical narrative lies between the Abyssinian War of 1935 and the battles of El Alamein and Stalingrad in 1942. The interweaving of two separate wars – the Second World War and the struggle for Palestine – constructs the actual drama of the narrative and runs through the book as a common thread. The result is a dense fabric of event facets, which in the globally portrayed major event of the Second World War, through a special perspective, allows hitherto little-noticed contours to emerge

Professor Dan Diner

German-Israeli historian

Dan Diner, born in 1946, teaches modern history at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. The internationally renowned historian was director of the Simon Dubnow Institute for Jewish History and Culture at the University of Leipzig from 1999 to 2014 and is a member of the Saxon Academy of Sciences. Dan Diner chairs the Alfred Landecker Foundation. In his work, the author thematically links strands of European history with those of the Middle East and Jewish history with a universal historical intent. His nonfiction book "The Other War. Jewish Palestine and WWII - 1935-1942" was nominated for the Leipzig Book Fair Prize (category: non-fiction/essay writing).