The 21st century has seen a resurgence of interest in the works of Stefan Zweig, who was amongst the most acclaimed authors worldwide before he fell into obscurity. Mark Gelber (Ben Gurion University) and Birger Vanwesenbeck (SUNY) present two new books that reassess Zweig’s legacy.
Luise Hirsch uses biography and social history to show how Russian- and German-Jewish women fought their way into the universities of Switzerland and Germany and became the first women professionals in modern history.
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.
Join LBI at the Conrad B. Duberstein US Bankruptcy Courthouse for a special program on Lawyers without Rights, a traveling exhibition about Jewish lawyers under the Nazi regime.
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
The sustained loyalty of the Jewish electorate to the Democratic party while other ethnic voters cast their ballots elsewhere has long puzzled political pundits and chagrined Republican stalwarts. Yet efforts to turn the Jewish vote have thus far failed. The majority of Jewish voters continue to pull down the democratic voting lever as if guided…
W. Michael Blumenthal escaped from Nazi Germany and became a leading business executive, Secretary of the Treasury , director of the Jewish Museum Belrin, and Leo Baeck Medal winner. He will discuss his extraordinary new memoir at Leo Baeck Institute.
New York audiences will soon have their first opportunity to see plays written and performed during the Holocaust that have been lost for over 60 years.
This event celebrates the publication of Against the Grain, Jewish Intellectuals in Hard Times, a volume that reveals how Jewish intellectuals from German-speaking Europe reacted to the multiple crises of the 20th century.