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
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.
Lawyers without Rights, a traveling exhibition, depicts how Jewish lawyers were barred from courts beginning in 1933 and how individual rights and the Rule of Law were neglected during the Nazi era.
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.
Renowned historian Fritz Stern and author Elisabeth Sifton present their book on two of the Nazi regime’s most courageous and admirable opponents: the pastor and theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer and his close friend and brother-in-law Hans von Dohnanyi.