The program features the world premiere of “Echoes from the Darkness: Messages from the Terezin Diaries of Petr and Eva Ginz,” a chamber opera by John Califra. In addition, the concert will include Hans Krása’s “Dance for String Trio,” selected songs by Viktor Ullman and Pavel Haas, Gideon Klein’s “Piano …
The LBI Book Club will discuss Job: The Story of a Simple Man by Joseph Roth with British journalist and author Keiron Pim.
Michael Simonson and Nancy Berliner will discuss LBI's collections related to David Ludwig Bloch, a deaf Jewish artist from Bavaria who found refuge in Shanghai following his flight from Nazi Europe.
A magnificent new cantata, composed by Jonathan Comisar, based on George Washington’s historic Letter to the Hebrew Congregation of Newport, Rhode Island.
Author Leah Garrett discusses the incredible World War II saga of the German-Jewish commandos who fought in Britain’s most secretive special-forces unit—but whose story has gone untold until now.
Madeline Vadkerty will discuss her book Your Honor Mr. President: Letters to Jozef Tiso and the letters that thousands of ordinary people sent to him regarding the "Jewish question."
Magda Teter will join fellow historian David N. Myers to discuss the story of Simon of Trent and the role of print media in spreading conspiracy theories.
The following text is taken from the Obermayer Awards website: Berlin, Germany —January 13, 2021 — Germans who have raised awareness of once-vibrant Jewish communities and used the lessons of the Nazi era to fight prejudice and counter the far right will receive 2021 Obermayer Awards . The awards will …
Join us for a virtual presentation about the Straus Family, their relationship with the Lehman family, and their commitment to their synagogues, Temples Emanu-El and Beth-El.
Join LBI and Joanna Hershon in reading and discussing her novel The German Bride. The German Bride , by Joanna Hershon, begins in Berlin in 1861. Eva Frank, a sixteen-year-old Jewess, has her portrait painted, which leads to an indiscretion that has devastating consequences. Desperate to escape a painful situation, …