Tag Archive: Emigres

Lecture by Michael Meyer: “Scholarship and Worldliness: The Life and Work of Fritz Bamberger”

Dr. Fritz Bamberger

Thursday, November 10, 2011 5:30 pm at Hebrew Union College Michael Meyer will discuss the life and work of Dr. Fritz Bamberger, a noted German-Jewish scholar and specialist in Jewish intellectual history. After Hitler’s rise in Germany, he organized at great personal risk a system of schools from kindergarten to college for Jewish students expelled by the Nazis from public schools.

Conference: German-Speaking Jews in New York City: Their Immigration and Lasting Presence

Members of the Newmann Family aboard a ship of the Hamburg-America Line, undated.

Leo Baeck Institute and The Jewish Studies Center at Baruch College will present a day-long conference on German-Jewish immigration and presence in New York City on May 5, 2011. Panelists including distinguished scholars, authors of fiction and poetry, and filmmakers will discuss the impact that German-speaking Jews had on the city.

Starting Over: The Experience of German Jews in America, 1830-1945

Members of the "Stammtisch", a weekly meeting of German-speaking Jews in New York, in front of the Kleine Konditorei, circa 1982

This exhibit traces the history of German-Jewish immigration to America, beginning with the quest for freedom from restrictive decrees and quotas in Europe in the early 19th century and continuing through the arrival of refugees from Nazi persecution. The exhibit includes a section on the history of the Leo Baeck Institute.