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Saturday, February 9 • 9:45pm - 11:00pm
Nazis, Jews, and the Space Race: The Hidden Origins of the U.S. Aerospace Program

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In the shadow of WWII, U.S. engineers worked with captured German scientists to create cutting-edge rockets and to give birth to the space program. Come hear how the Jewish members of the U.S. team related to their Nazi colleagues, and learn what was life like for the soldiers, scientists and their families living on secret military bases that launched the Cold War's most effective weapons.


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Gregg Drinkwater

Colorado Regional Director, Keshet
Gregg Drinkwater is the Colorado Regional Director of Keshet, a national nonprofit working for the full inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Jews in Jewish life. Prior to joining Keshet, he was the executive director of Jewish Mosaic and one of the organization’s three co-founders. He is the co-editor of the book Torah Queeries: Weekly Commentaries on the Hebrew Bible (NYU Press, September 2009).
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David Shneer

Director and Louis P. Singer Professor of Jewish History, Program in Jewish Studies
David Shneer is a writer, lecture, and the Louis P. Singer Professor of Jewish History at the University of Colorado Boulder.  He also directs the university's Program in Jewish Studies.  By day, he is a “pathbreaking” scholar, at least according to the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, and in his spare time, he is vice chair of the board for Keshet, and the Limmud Colorado co-chair.  He has been married to Gregg... Read More →


Saturday February 9, 2013 9:45pm - 11:00pm
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