Luise Hirsch uses biography and social history to show how Russian- and German-Jewish women fought their way into the universities of Switzerland and Germany and became the first women professionals in modern history.
Jewish Pasts, German Fictions is the first comprehensive study of how German-Jewish writers used images from the Spanish-Jewish past to define their place in German culture and society.
Join LBI at the Conrad B. Duberstein US Bankruptcy Courthouse for a special program on Lawyers without Rights, a traveling exhibition about Jewish lawyers under the Nazi regime.
Around 30 Jewish chaplains served with honor and distinction in the German army during World War I, providing spiritual care for about 100,000 Jewish, as well as non-Jewish, soldiers, and also Jewish refugees made homeless by the Tsarist army
The sustained loyalty of the Jewish electorate to the Democratic party while other ethnic voters cast their ballots elsewhere has long puzzled political pundits and chagrined Republican stalwarts. Yet efforts to turn the Jewish vote have thus far failed. The majority of Jewish voters continue to pull down the democratic voting lever as if guided…
W. Michael Blumenthal escaped from Nazi Germany and became a leading business executive, Secretary of the Treasury , director of the Jewish Museum Belrin, and Leo Baeck Medal winner. He will discuss his extraordinary new memoir at Leo Baeck Institute.
New York audiences will soon have their first opportunity to see plays written and performed during the Holocaust that have been lost for over 60 years.
This event celebrates the publication of Against the Grain, Jewish Intellectuals in Hard Times, a volume that reveals how Jewish intellectuals from German-speaking Europe reacted to the multiple crises of the 20th century.
Jonathan Kirsch and his son Adam discuss the new book The Short, Strange Life of Herschel Grynszpan and reexamine the historical details and moral dimensions of one of World War II’s most enigmatic cases.
Born in Manhattan and raised in East Berlin, Irene Runge reflects in her new memoir on how the diversity and urbanity of Jewish life in her native city helped form her sense of Jewish identity and community in Berlin, before and after the fall of the wall.