Leo Baeck Institute works to preserve and promote the history and culture of German-speaking Jews.
Prince of the Press: David Oppenheim and His Library
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Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020, 6:30 p.m.–8 p.m.
Joshua Teplitsky introduces his new book about one of the world's largest collections of Jewish books and the man who used his collection to cultivate power, prestige, and influence.
Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, 7 p.m.–8:30 p.m.
The film "Hohenems - Manhattan: The Skyscrapers of Ely Jaques Kahn" retraces the Austrian-Jewish architect's unique journey from his Jewish family roots to the Manhattan skyline.
Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020, 6:30 p.m.–8 p.m.
Historian Marion Kaplan explores the experience of refugees from Nazi Germany in Portugal, the port of last resort once Hitler invaded France.
Wednesday, March 11, 2020, 6 p.m.–8 p.m.
Rob Snyder, (Rutgers University-Newark), will discuss his research on Washington Heights to mark the opening of LBI's exhibition on the neighborhood that became a refuge to so many Jewish refugees.
Monday, March 16, 2020, 7 p.m.–9 p.m.
Led by the German filmmaker and refugee, Hans Richter, the Institute of Film Techniques at City College guided working-class students into prestigious film careers. A panel discussion.