John M. Efron

Koret Professor
Office Hours: 
on leave
2217 Dwinelle
(510) 643-8887
Education: 

B.A., Monash University, Melbourne, Australia (1979)
M.A., New York University (1981)
Ph.D., Columbia University (1991)

Research Interests: 

 Modern Jewish History; Cultural and Social history of German Jewry

Representative Publications: 

German Jewry and the Allure of the Sephardic (Princeton University Press, 2016)

The Jews: A History, with Matthias Lehmann and Steven Weitzman (Prentice Hall, 2009; second edition, 2013)

Medicine and the German Jews: A History (Yale University Press, Spring 2001)

Jewish History and Jewish Memory: Essays in Honor of Yosef Hayim Yerushalmi ed., with Elisheva Carlebach and David N. Myers (University Press of New England, 1998)

Defenders of the Race: Jewish Doctors and Race Science in Fin-de Siécle Europe (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1994)

Courses

Semester Course Title Syllabus
Fall 2016 175B Jews in the Modern World
Fall 2016 280B.001 Germans and Jews
Fall 2016 280B Advanced Studies in European History
Spring 2015 C175B Jewish Civilization: Modern Period
Spring 2015 280B.003/285B Modern Jewish History
Spring 2014 280B/285B.004 Modern Jewish Scholarship: History and Practice
Fall 2014 178 History of the Holocaust
Spring 2014 178 History of the Holocaust
Spring 2013 178 History of the Holocaust
Spring 2013 280B.004 Ancient Israel in the Modern European Imagination