Events by location: Center for Jewish History

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

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The upheaval and mass migrations of WWI led to new encounters between Eastern and Western European Jews, and narrowed the divide between these two cultures. This roundtable examines the consequences of these encounters and the origins of the Jewish East-West division. With Steve Aschheim (Hebrew University), Hasia Diner (NYU), and Anson Rabinbach (Princeton University).

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Jonathan Skolnik (UMass Amherst) presents his book, Jewish Pasts, German Fictions , 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.

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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.

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Journalist Peter Beinart leads a discussion on the dramatic Post-War period and the creation of the state of Israel, bringing together the experiences of Ashkenazi and Mizrahi Jewish migrants in Eastern Europe, Allied-occupied Germany and Israel.

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Historian Anna Manchin (Prins Postdoctoral Fellow, CJH), historian Michael Miller (Central European University), and activist Adam Schonberger will discuss contemporary Jewish life in Budapest.

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There Was Once... 2011, Directed by Gábor Kálmán

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The second of two films screened in commemoration of the 70th anniversary of nationwide Jewish deportations in Hungary, There Was Once… documents the contemporary struggles of a Hungarian high school teacher who sparks controversy by uncovering the Jewish past of her small town, Kalocsa.

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Free Fall

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Acclaimed director Péter Forgács explores the unique circumstances of the Holocaust in southern Hungary in his intimate film Free Fall, told through the home videos of a Jewish family in the 1940s. Forgács will introduce the film and join us for a post-screening discussion and reception.

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Graziella Rossi as Sabina Spielrein

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Featuring a pre-performance talk by Dr. Henry Zvi-Lothane (Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Mt. Sinai Hospital) at 6:00 PM A former patient of Carl G. Jung, Sabina Spielrein became one of the first female psychoanalysts. She studied medicine and worked in both Switzerland and the Soviet Union, where, as a Russian Jew, she was eventually killed…

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Over the past six months, LBI has conducted a survey of Jewish-related archives in Bukovina and Transylvania, two formerly German-speaking regions of Romania. At this launch event for the survey’s online catalog, field archivists Julie Dawson and Ryan Mendenhall will be joined by historian Dr. Leo Spitzer in discussing the project’s development and implementation, as…

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Pedestrians in an arcade in Hamburg, 1931 (Heinz Katzenstein Family Collection).

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Join us for a lively discussion of how the features of three distinct cities provided settings for the flowering of Jewish cultural and intellectual life.

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