Leo Baeck Institute works to preserve and promote the history and culture of German-speaking Jews.
SAN DIEGO: Racism in American and German Cinema of the Twenties: From the Ancient Law to The Jazz Singer.
The Art of Exile: Paintings by German-Jewish Refugees
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Kurt Hirschfeld built the Schauspielhaus Zürich into the last bastion of free German theater in the 30s, premiered Brecht’s “Mother Courage” during WWII, and introduced German-speaking audiences to modern American dramatic masterpieces from Tennessee Williams and Thornton Wilder.
With contributions from Wendy Arons (Carnegie Mellon), Anne Cattaneo (Lincoln Center Theater), and Frank Hentschker (Martin E. Segal Theatre Center at CUNY) and featuring a dramatic reading of Hirschfeld’s correspondence