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Edythe Griffinger Art Catalog
Curator's Tour of Kindertransport Exhibition
Kindertransport – Rescuing Children on the Brink of War
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Monday, April 1, 2019, 6:30 p.m.–8 p.m.
Join curator Ilona Moradof on a tour of Kindertransport Rescuing Children on the Brink of War, illuminating the organized rescue efforts that brought thousands of children from Nazi Europe to Great
Monday, April 1, 2019, 7 p.m.–9 p.m.
Philosopher Jason Stanley (Yale) in conversation with Peter Beinart on the ten pillars of fascist politics and how his own family history influences his world view today.
Thursday, April 4, 2019, 6:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m.
Jews are hounded by mobs and driven from Vienna in this 1924 expressionist film based on the satirical novel by Hugo Bettauer. Silent film with live score and commentary by Noah Isenberg (UT Austin).
Monday, April 8, 2019, 7 p.m.–9 p.m.
What if German had become the language of the USA as it very nearly did? The effect of the western Haskalah was to make German, not Yiddish or Hebrew, the ...
Tuesday, April 9, 2019, 6:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m.
Contrasting Experiences: Jewish Immigrants from Germany in the United States The history of German Jewish immigrants from in the United States illustrates the great promise of America as an inclusive ...
Monday, April 15, 2019, 5 p.m.–8:30 p.m.
A pop-up exhibition, lecture, and discussion on the German-Jewish family that built Macy's into an iconic brand and how the Titanic disaster tore the family apart.
Wednesday, April 17, 2019, 7 p.m.–9 p.m.
The recent uptick in antisemitic, anti-immigrant, and racist rhetoric have created a burst of new interest in the acclaimed documentary, From Swastika to Jim Crow . Based on the book ...
Thursday, May 9, 2019, 7 p.m.–9 p.m.
In 1937, future Beat icon William Burroughs married Ilse Herzfeld Klapper. She arrived in New York in 1939 and was hired as a secretary by writer and activist Ernst Toller. A new play by Richard Byrne
Monday, May 13, 2019, 6:30 p.m.–8 p.m.
Sunday, May 19, 2019, 11 a.m.–1 p.m.
Rob Snyder , author of the book Crossing Broadway, Washington Heights and the Promise of New York City , and Professor of Journalism and American Studies at Rutgers University-Newark, leads ...
Tuesday, May 21, 2019, 6:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m.
Mark Hetfield (HIAS), Alex Aleinikoff (New School), and Deborah Amos (NPR) discuss how popular resistance to refugees has torn families apart in crises from the Kindertransport to today.