Leo Baeck Institute works to preserve and promote the history and culture of German-speaking Jews.
Lives in Limbo: Jewish Refugees in Portugal, 1940–1945
Refuge in the Heights: The German Jews of Washington Heights
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Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020, 6:30 p.m.–8 p.m.
Historian Marion Kaplan explores the experience of refugees from Nazi Germany in Portugal, the port of last resort once Hitler invaded France.
Wednesday, March 11, 2020, 6 p.m.–8 p.m.
Rob Snyder, (Rutgers University-Newark), will discuss his research on Washington Heights to mark the opening of LBI's exhibition on the neighborhood that became a refuge to so many Jewish refugees.
Monday, March 16, 2020, 7 p.m.–9 p.m.
Led by the German filmmaker and refugee, Hans Richter, the Institute of Film Techniques at City College guided working-class students into prestigious film careers. A panel discussion.
Tuesday, March 24, 2020, 6:30 p.m.–8 p.m.
Born to a Jewish family in Kiev, raised in Baku, and converted to Islam in Berlin, Essad Bey’s orientalist writings reached a huge audience in the Weimar Republic.
Monday, April 6, 2020, 6:30 p.m.–8 p.m.
Author Max Czollek’s essay collection Desintegriert Euch transformed the debate about the integration of minorities in Germany when it appeared in 2018.
Feb. 3, 2020 – July 31, 2020
This exhibition explores and documents the experience of the German-Jewish refugees of Washington Heights through the collections of Leo Baeck Institute and other institutions in the neighborhood.