Leo Baeck Institute works to preserve and promote the history and culture of German-speaking Jews.
INDIANAPOLIS: Teaching and Scholarship on the Holocaust in the United States
The Art of Exile: Paintings by German-Jewish Refugees
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Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019, 6 p.m.–8 p.m.
This lecture looks at the remarkable explosion of teaching and scholarship on the Holocaust in the United States over the last fifty years.
Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019, 6:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m.
Peter Schrag presents his new study of "Aufbau" - the premiere journal of German-speaking Jewish refugees from the 1930s until the 21st century.
Monday, Sept. 16, 2019, 6:30 p.m.–8 p.m.
A newly reissued biography of the “short, fat Berliner who tried to stop a catastrophe with a typewriter” illuminates the career of the writer the Nazis hated the most.
Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019, 4:30 p.m.–7 p.m.
Women in the Rabbinate Then & Now: A Conversation with Rabbis Sally J. Priesand and Sonja K. Pilz
Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019, 7 p.m.–8 p.m.
The panel discussion that follows addresses whether we can draw any conclusions from this chapter in history about our own era - and if so, what we can do.
Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019, 6:30 p.m.–8 p.m.
Historian Carole Fink talks to David Marwell about her new book on the first decade of formal diplomatic ties between Germany and Israel.
Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019, 7 p.m.–8:30 p.m.
Inspired by Marco Polo, artist Lene Schneider-Kainer divorced her husband, left Germany, and painted her way across Asia in the 1920s. LBI Archivist Michael Simonson takes her story "Out of the Box".
Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019, 11 a.m.–1 p.m.
Set against the rich array of architecture, galleries, museums, and parks that distinguish the UES, this tour will explore the history of the neighborhood’s Jewry, with visits to active synagogues.
Monday, Sept. 23, 2019, 7 p.m.–9 p.m.
Lily E. Hirsch tells the story of the pioneering Jewish musicologist Anneliese Landau, who stubbornly made her own way in music, first in Nazi Germany and later among émigré luminaries in California.
Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019, 4 p.m.–7 p.m.
In this lecture Professor Charles Musser addresses the historical and contemporary perspectives on both films.
Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019, 6 p.m.–9 p.m.
Harvard Law Professor Martha Minow is an expert in human rights and advocacy for members of racial and religious minorities, women, children, and persons with disabilities.
Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019, 2:30 p.m.–4 p.m.
Emancipation, Yale Historian David Sorkin argues, was not a one-time or linear event that began with the Enlightenment or French Revolution, but a complex process characterized by rights won and lost.
June 27, 2019 – Dec. 31, 2019
Showcasing a range of painting styles from the 20th century, it tells the stories of creative individuals uprooted from their homelands, who tried to rebuild their life and career in new lands.