Leo Baeck Institute works to preserve and promote the history and culture of German-speaking Jews.
62nd Leo Baeck Memorial Lecture by David Sorkin
The Art of Exile: Paintings by German-Jewish Refugees
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Thursday, May 30 – Saturday June, 1 2019
The spring of 1919 saw the brutal end of the Bavarian soviet republic that had emerged as part of Germany’s November Revolution. Twenty years later, on May 22, 1939, Ernst Toller, one of the leaders of that revolution and republic, committed suicide at the Mayflower Hotel in New York, where he was living in exile from Nazi Germany. To commemorate these anniversaries, we are organizing this conference on German-speaking exiles in New York and the United States, and their legacy for today’s exiles and refugees.
Preliminary Conference Program
The organizers, Christiane Schönfeld and Lisa Marie Anderson, thank the DAAD, the Max Kade Foundation, the Ernst-Toller-Gesellschaft, Roosevelt House, and our home institutions Mary Immaculate College, UL and Hunter College, CUNY for their support of this conference.