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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 ...


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 ...


Fake News in 1930’s Germany and Today

Fake News in 1930’s Germany and Today The rise to power of the Nazi Party in Germany in the 1930’s was amplified by institutionalized propaganda and suppression of truth. Today, challenges to free expression of truth are threatening democratic values in the U.S. and around the world. Following a lecture ...


“Under Strange Skies” and “Judenrein” with Daniel Blaufuks

Deutsches Haus at NYU and the Leo Baeck Institute presents a screening of two films by Daniel Blaufuks, "Judenrein" (2018) and "Under Strange Skies" (2002). Daniel Blaufuks will be present and speak about both films and about his work. About the films: "Judenrein." 10 min., sound, video, 2018. Using images ...


Lessons from Weimar Germany

Lessons from Weimar Germany The young Weimar Republic in Germany faced significant challenges in the 1920’s and early 1930’s. While democracy in America has a much longer history, there are lessons to be learned from both the similarities and differences between Weimar Germany and the United States today. After short ...


Contrasting Experiences: Jewish Immigrants from Germany in the US

Contrasting Experiences: Jewish Immigrants from Germany in the United States The history of German Jewish immigrants from in the United States illustrates the great promise of America as an inclusive and open society and, at the same time, a darker history of nativism and exclusion. The story of 19th century ...


The German language and the Jews: a few ‘what ifs’

What if German had become the language of the USA as it very nearly did? The effect of the western Haskalah was to make German, not Yiddish or Hebrew, the language of the Jews of German speaking countries. Later, German was close to becoming the language of the Jews of ...


Hiding: Jewish Life in Nazi Germany

What was it like to be a Jew in Nazi Germany? For those trapped in the Nazi terror regime, mere survival became a nightmare. Those who went underground, including Fritz Ascher, endured the terrors of nightly bombings and the even greater fear of being discovered by the Nazis. All were ...

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