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Refuge in the Heights: The German Jews of Washington Heights
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Author Max Czollek’s essay collection Desintegriert Euch transformed the debate about the integration of minorities in Germany when it appeared in 2018. His perspective on the roles of contemporary Jews in German society and its “theater of memory” struck a nerve not just among Jews, but other minority groups as well. “The threat from the right has created a new kind of solidarity,” he recently told the New York Times, speaking about his efforts to forge alliances among various minority groups in Germany. Czollek will help translate this debate for an American audience in conversation with Rebecca Guber, founder and director of Asylum Arts, a global network of Jewish Artists.
Max Czollek lives in Berlin, where he was born in 1987. 2012 he gained his diploma in political science at TU Berlin. 2016 he was awarded a doctorate at the Center for Research on Antisemitism at Technische Universität Berlin. Since 2009 he is member of the poetry collective G13, which published books and organized lectures. 2013-2018 he was curator of the international project Babelsprech.International for the connection of the young German speaking and European lyric scene. Together with Sasha Marianna Salzmann he was initiator of Desintegration. Ein Kongress zeitgenössischer jüdischer Positionen (2016) and Radikale Jüdische Kulturtage (2017) at Maxim Gorki Theater Berlin, Studio Я. His lyric books „Druckkammern“ (2012), „Jubeljahre“ (2015) and „Grenzwerte (2019) were published at Verlagshaus Berlin. 2018 his non-fiction book „Desintegriert Euch!“ was published at Carl Hanser.