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Dear Erich: A Jazz Opera by Ted Rosenthal
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Wednesday, May 1, 2019, 7 p.m.–9 p.m.
The opera, "Dear Erich” is inspired by 200 newly discovered letters written in Germany between 1938 and 1941 by Herta Rosenthal to her son Erich, the composer's father.
Friday, May 3, 2019, 12:30 p.m.–2 p.m.
Lessons from Weimar Germany The young Weimar Republic in Germany faced significant challenges in the 1920’s and early 1930’s. While democracy in America has a much longer history, there are ...
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.
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
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.
Thursday, May 30, 2019, 6:30 p.m.–8 p.m.
Frank Stern (U. Vienna) will compare two films based on the Feuchtwanger novel about Jew Süss: one sought to analyze antisemitism, while the other sought to inflame it.