Reading series «Das andere Buch an der Uni»
- Sabine Schreiber reads from «Hirschfeld, Strauss, Malinsky. Jüdisches Leben in St. Gallen 1803 bis 1933»
- Library of the University of St. Gallen, under the cupola
- Thursday, 8 February 2007, 7.30 pm
- Free entry. Reading in German.
About the book
The author describes the various stages of Jewish migration to St.Gallen. In the 19th century, Jews from western Europe and the US, and after the turn of the century also from eastern Europe, came to the town. The book deals with the day-to-day life in both of St.Gallen’s Jewish communities, highlights family links and professional networks and outlines the history of selected companies.
The richly illustrated book provides a profound and previously unknown insight into a part of the town’s history and opens up new perspectives on the history of the Jewish community in Switzerland.
Rabbi Hermann Schmelzer will open the evening with a short introduction. Geri Pekarek will accompany the reading on the accordion.
About the author
Sabine Schreiber was born in 1962 in Wängi/TG, and works as a librarian and historian. She has lived in St. Gallen since the 1980s, where she completed her first training at the Library of the HSG as it was then. She studied General History, Ethnology and East European History at the University of Zurich. She is a co-founder of the Wyborada women’s library and the Archive for East Swiss Women and Gender History. She also researches and writes on gender, migration and minority groups. The author works in various self-managed enterprises in the town and as a librarian in the University Library. Today she is in charge of the Library of the University of Liechtenstein. In her historical research she is currently looking at the history of the town of St.Gallen in the 19th and 20th centuries.