Events by location: Center for Jewish History

Official Selection Sundance Film Festival Shortlisted for Academy Award Nomination Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Winner “Bronze Apple” National Educational Media Network Join us to watch, and discuss with director Melissa Hacker, the groundbreaking, first documentary film to tell the heart-wrenching story of the Kindertransports, My Knees Were Jumping premiered in 1996 at…

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Michael S. Neiberg, author of The Treaty of Versailles: A Very Short Introduction, discusses the watershed events of 1916-1919 and their connection to the Jewish people today.

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A lurid tale of greed, sex, violence, and disgrace emerges from the contemporary sources cited by historian Yair Mintzker (Princeton) in his compelling new study of the trial of Joseph Süss Oppenheimer, but can those narrators be trusted?

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Celebrated composer Sam Adler reflects on a life building bridges with music – from his roots in Mannheim Germany to the US Army, Juilliard, and Eastman.

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Our dinner is nearly fully subscribed, but a limited number of tickets are still available. Please call (212) 744-6400 ext. 4 to reserve. This year, LBI will present the Leo Baeck Medal for the first time to a couple who have used their positions and their expertise in diplomacy and journalism respectively to make lasting…

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Contributors to a new book of essays written by the descendants of Jews who were deprived of their German citizenship by the Nazis will discuss their stories of returning to Germany and reclaiming German citizenship.

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Raphael Gross discusses the reception and representation of Anne Frank’s diaries, placing them in the framework of a more comparative European cultural, intellectual, literary and political history.

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Please note that this event has been rescheduled from the original date of November 12, published in the CJH September/October Program brochure. On December 2, 1938, just weeks after Kristallnacht, the first group of unaccompanied Jewish refugee children arrived in the United Kingdom. LBI and Yeshiva University Museum launch an exhibition exploring this remarkable effort…

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LBI remembers the events of November 9, 1938, when state-sponsored gangs destroyed Jewish homes, synagogues, and businesses. With historian Marion Kaplan, the premiere of a short documentary featuring living eyewitnesses who live in New York City, and a musical performance.

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Enjoy a storied stroll along Ladies Mile, a nine-block stretch once known for posh department stores and architectural grandeur. Join Esther Crain, writer of the award-winning Ephemeral New York blog and author of The Gilded Age in New York, 1870-1910, as she weaves in Jewish stories and Gilded Age tales about the people and places that once populated these historic blocks.

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