Past Events

German Federal Justice Minister Heiko Maas will discuss the research of an independent commission of historians appointed to investigate how the German Federal Justice Ministry dealt with the Nazi past in the early post-war period.

View Event »

The Phoenix Chamber Ensemble performing Stravinsky’s Suite de L’histoire du soldat for violin clarinet and piano, Prokofiev’s Sonata in D Major for violin and piano and Ravel’s Piano Trio.

View Event »

Border controls in East Berlin, shortly before East German authorities sealed the border in August 1961, Bundesarchiv

Date/Time:

An event marking the 25th anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall Jewish life took different paths on either side of the Berlin Wall. In the East, Jews fled or faced East Germany’s anti-religion, anti-Zionist polices. In the West, Jews sought normalcy but lived “with packed suitcases.” A panel discussion featuring leading scholars and…

View Event »

Join us for an evening of performance exploring the Jewish experience during World War I. An esteemed cast of actors will bring to the stage the words of soldiers and civilians, politicians and poets, from home and abroad. Through memoir, music and imagery, these dramatic readings will reflect upon the war that created the modern world.

View Event »

Unknown Photographer, Jewish service during WWI

Date/Time:

An international roster of scholars will discuss the state of scholarship and introduce cutting-edge research on Jews in World War I, examining the war’s importance as a cataclysmic event in Jewish and world history.

View Event »

A Letter to Mother

Date/Time:

A Letter to Mother (1939) is one of the last Yiddish films made in Poland before the Nazi invasion. The plot centers around the story of a mother’s persistent efforts to support her family, while her husband moves to America.

View Event »

La Grande Illusion (The Grand Illusion) is a 1937 French war film directed by Jean Renoir. The story concerns class relationships among a small group of French officers who are prisoners of war during WWI and plotting an escape.

View Event »

Prochnik, George. The Impossible Exile: Stefan Zweig at the end of the world. New York: Other Press, 2014.

Date/Time:

George Prochnik, author of a brilliant new study of Stefan Zweig, leads a dialog on Zweig’s rise and fall, the gulf between the world of ideas in Europe and in America, and the consuming struggle of those forced to forsake one for the other.

View Event »

This film series commemorates the start of the Great War, a time when violence once again disrupted peaceful life around the world. Four classic international films reflect a range of Jewish experiences in the East and the West.

View Event »

"The Fighting 69th"

Date/Time:

This 1940 Warner Brothers film directed by William Keighley is based upon the actual exploits of New York City’s 69th infantry Regiment during WWI.

View Event »

Austrian composer Franz Schubert

Date/Time:

Phoenix Chamber Ensemble performing Schubert’s Trio in E-flat major, Brahms’ Trio in C major and Zaretsky’s 9/11 – In Memoriam. Made possible through the generous support of Mr. & Mrs. Leonard Blavatnik.  

View Event »

Arnold Schönberg: Blaues Selbstportrait, 1910

Date/Time:

LBI is proud to co-present the concert “Silent Moons and Brahmsian Schoenbergs” in conjunction with the Chelsea Music Festival. Featuring works by Brahms, Schoenberg, Mendelssohn and the New York Premiere of Augusta Read Thomas’ “Silent Moon.”

View Event »

During a house cleaning in 1988, a sensational diary was found, which gave new insight into Sigmund Freud’s working method. Actors Graziella Rossi and Tom Regan vividly capture Freud’s fascinating sessions with the young doctor Anna G. in this 45-minute staged reading.

View Event »

shop on main street

Date/Time:

A film in the series: From Democracy to Dictatorship and Genocide: Czechoslovak Jews in Literature, Music and Film Presented by the Society for the History of Czechoslovak Jews, New York With an Introduction by Thomas Ort, Assistant Professor of History, CUNY Obchod na Korze, the winner of the 1965 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, is…

View Event »

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.

Date/Time:

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.

View Event »