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62nd Leo Baeck Memorial Lecture by David Sorkin

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.

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The 58th Leo Baeck Memorial Lecture by Michael Meyer

In honor of the LBI’s sixtieth anniversary, historian Michael Meyer offered a wide ranging survey on the history of German-speaking Jews for the 58th Leo Baeck Memorial Lecture.

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The Role of Scholarship in Shaping Jewish Identity

Scholars discuss the movement launched by Jewish scholars in 19th century Germany who brought academic disciplines like history, philology, and anthropology to bear on sacred texts and rites.

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Otto Frank & His Daughter’s Diary: The Making of a Universal Icon

Raphael Gross, the first specialist in Jewish history to head Germany’s premiere public history institution (Deutsches Historisches Museum) is currently preparing a new critical edition of the diaries of Anne Frank. His lecture will address her father’s role in making the diary the “emotional anchor” of West Germany’s first confrontation ...

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Knowledge in Flight: Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Scholar Rescue in North America

Knowledge in Flight is a conference investigating the migration of scholars from perilous and intellectually oppressive political settings to new environments that allow them to continue their work and thrive. The program focuses on the institutional forces that have promoted or impeded scholar rescue. The conference explores the topic from ...

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The Art of Exile: Paintings by German-Jewish Refugees

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.

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DigiBaeck – Celebrating 500 Years of German-Jewish History Online

On October 16, 2013, Leo Baeck Institute unveiled DigiBaeck – a nearly comprehensive digital archive encompassing more than 3.5 million pages of documents from German-Jewish history.

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What if the Weimar Republic had Survived?

Historians Michael Brenner (Munich/American) and Gavriel Rosenfeld (Fairfield) imagine an alternate history in which the Weimar Republic survived thanks to the leadership of President Rathenau.

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Jews and the Berlin Wall

A panel discussion among scholars and eyewitnesses examining the impact of the Berlin Wall on Jewish communities on both sides as well as the growth in Germany's Jewish Community since the wall fell.

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Fake News in 1930s Germany and Today

The Nazi rise to power was amplified by institutionalized propaganda and suppression of truth. Steven Wasserstrom discusses past and contemporary threats to fact-based public discourse.

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