Please join the German-American Heritage Museum in Washington, DC or online for a special presentation with Dr. Jana Schmidt from the German Historical Institute and David Brown from the Leo Baeck Institute to learn more about the Shared History Project traveling exhibit, featuring almost two millennia of Jewish history in central Europe.
The exhibit is enriched by a number of special artifacts from LBI's collections that explore the impact of German and Austrian Jewish immigrants on American culture and history. This presentation will also be available via Zoom and participants will receive a special narrated video showcasing the artifacts along with the Zoom link.
About the Speakers
Dr. Jana Schmidt is a visiting research fellow at the German Historical Institute in DC, she is also the incoming Director of Academic Programs at the Hannah Arendt Center for Politics & Humanities at Bard College. Jana has a PhD in Comparative Literature, and has written extensively on postwar German Jewish exile literature, theory, and philosophy. Her first book Hannah Arendt und die Folgen was published by Metzler. She is currently working on a second monograph about German speaking exiles and their encounters with Black politics in the US.
David Brown joined Leo Baeck Institute in 2010. As Director of Public History, he edits the LBI website, newsletter, and other publications, and he organizes the LBI’s public programs, including lectures, panel discussions, film screenings, and performances. He also works on special projects including exhibitions and donor relations.