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Tage des Exils

Scenic Reading Live in Berlin

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Austrian Embassy
Stauffenbergstrasse 1
10785 Berlin
In person & online
General: Free
Austrian Cultural Forum Berlin


There will be a live stream on YouTube:

Scenic Reading | Letters from the Leo Baeck Institute

In 1938, the young Viennese Jew Kurt Kleinmann hatched a desperate plan: he wrote to strangers who shared his last name, asking for help in obtaining a visa to the USA. A letter reaches Helen Kleinman from New York. Kurt has no idea that Helen will save his life and conquer his heart at the same time.

The scenic reading in Berlin builds on the Leo Baeck Institute's "Exile" podcast and presents Kleinman(n)'s love story in German for the first time. The well-known actors Manuel Mairhofe, Gesine Cukrowski and Anne-Marie Lux will read.

Shelly Kupferberg (journalist, presenter, author), Aya Zarfati (House of the Wannsee Conference Memorial and Educational Site) and Danielle Spera (former director of the Jewish Museum Vienna, cultural manager) will speak afterwards.

An event organized by the Austrian Cultural Forum Berlin in cooperation with the Leo Baeck Institute.

Language: German

This event will take place in-person at the Austrian Embassy and is fully booked.