German-Jewish History in the Now

Seven events linking German-Jewish history to today’s issues

From politics to religion to sex and society, German-speaking Jews shaped the world we live in through their extraordinary achievements but also gave us powerful critical tools to understand it. In October 2017, leading historians, journalists, and thinkers will mine the experiences and thought of German-speaking Jews for insight into some of the most pressing issues in contemporary life.

Every image of the past that is not recognized by the present as one of its own concerns threatens to disappear irretrievably.

—Walter Benjamin, Theses on the Philosophy of History