Events by location: Center for Jewish History

Johann Reuchlin (1455-1522) Augenspiegel Tübingen,  1511.   This small volume contains the famous defense against the attacks of the anti-Jewish agitator Johann Pfefferkorn.

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One of the earliest controversies in Jewish-Christian relations was the 16th-century debate over whether Jews should be allowed to publish books on Jewish theology. Elisheva Carlebach (Columbia University) will speak about Johann Reuchlin, a humanist German scholar who defended Jewish publishing, at the opening of an exhibition of books related to the controversy.

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Pre-war Jewish life in Hungary from the late 19th through the early 20th centuries was astonishingly diverse in language, religious practice, and lifestyle. Join us for a fascinating evening as scholars of social history delve deeply into the thriving daily lives of these Hungarian, Yiddish, and German-speaking Jews along with author Andras Koerner.

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Phoenix Chamber Ensemble performing Haydn’s Trio in E H:XV:28, the second Mozart Quartet in E flat, a Beethoven violin-piano sonata and more.

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Wertheimer, Stef. The Habit of Labor: Lessons from a Life of Struggle and Success. New York: Overlook Press, 2015.

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German-born industrialist Stef Wertheimer discusses his exceptional new biography, “The Habit of Labor” (Overlook Press, 2015) with Jane Eisner, Editor-in-Chief of the Forward.

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vishniac

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The recent discovery of more than 10,000 unknown negatives by renowned photographer Roman Vishniac has revealed a far more versatile, innovative and creative artist than previously thought. Join us for a day-long symposium as scholars, photography curators, and cultural critics reappraise Vishniac’s radically diverse body of work that spans the 1920s through the 1970s.

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"The Blum Affair" (German: "Affaire Blum") is an East German drama film directed by Erich Engel. It was released in 1948.

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“The Blum Affair” (1948) directed by Erich Engel for the East German Film production studio DEFA, tells the story of a 1926 court case in Magdeburg: Dr. Blum, a Jewish manufacturer, is falsely accused of a murder.

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Dr. Eric R. Kandel

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Dr. Eric R. Kandel will accept the Leo Baeck Medal during a special evening at the Center for Jewish History in New York. Dr. Kandel is a neuroscientist whose work on the molecular biology of memory opened new methods of inquiry into the study of brain and mind.

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The Leo Baeck Institutes in New York and London sponsored the first international conference on the German-Jewish émigré theater director Kurt Hirschfeld in Zurich in March 2015. Now, LBI will reprise that successful program in New York City.

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Michael Meyer, Adolph S. Ochs Professor of Jewish History Emeritus at Hebrew Union College, will survey the history of German-speaking Jews and the Leo Baeck Institute’s ˜efforts to document it in celebration of LBI’s 60th year.

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Reconstructing the fate of more than 8,000 companies, this book offers the first comprehensive analysis of Jewish economic activity and its obliteration in Berlin.

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