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LBI Book Club, Vol. XVII: Professor Bernhardi

The LBI Book Club will read and discuss the play Professor Bernhardi by Arthur Schnitzler with special guest Dr. Judith Beniston.

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“Back to Berlin” Panel Discussion

In this discussion of the film Back to Berlin, director Catherine Lurie and historian Dr. Moshe Zimmermann will examine the intersection of sports, antisemitism, and racism in German-Jewish history.

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LBI Book Club, Vol. XV: The Oppermanns

The LBI Book Club will read and discuss The Oppermanns by Lion Feuchtwanger with guest Peter Jelavich.

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Our Crowd—German-Jewish Banking Families in America

In 1967, Stephen Birmingham published his best-selling social history of New York’s elite German-Jewish banking families and posited a new, Jewish, American aristocracy. Historians Susie Pak (St. John’s) and Rebecca Kobrin (Columbia) join journalist Daniel Schulman (Mother Jones ) to evaluate the legend and the reality of “Our Crowd” and …

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LBI Book Club, Vol. XII: Job by Joseph Roth

The LBI Book Club will discuss Job: The Story of a Simple Man by Joseph Roth with British journalist and author Keiron Pim.

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Out of the Box: David Ludwig Bloch

Michael Simonson and Nancy Berliner will discuss LBI's collections related to David Ludwig Bloch, a deaf Jewish artist from Bavaria who found refuge in Shanghai following his flight from Nazi Europe.

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Talent, Ambition, Wealth

Historians Marsha Rozenblit, Deborah Hertz, Lisa Silverman, and Stefan Hofmann discuss the lives of three extraordinary Jewish women who left their imprint on the arts in the 19th century.

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To Bigotry No Sanction

A magnificent new cantata, composed by Jonathan Comisar, based on George Washington’s historic Letter to the Hebrew Congregation of Newport, Rhode Island.

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Letters to Jozef Tiso, President of the Slovak State 1939-1945

Madeline Vadkerty will discuss her book Your Honor Mr. President: Letters to Jozef Tiso and the letters that thousands of ordinary people sent to him regarding the "Jewish question."

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Shared History Conference

Three days of discussion and debate to kick off LBI's “Shared History Project” which marks 1,700 years of Jewish life in German-speaking lands.