Past Events

Join director Melissa Hacker and NPR journalist Uri Berliner to watch and discuss the first documentary film to tell the heart-wrenching story of the Kindertransports. After the screening, Hacker and Berliner will talk about how the Kindertransport affected their own family histories.

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Join curator Ilona Moradof on a tour of Kindertransport – Rescuing Children on the Brink of War, illuminating the organized rescue efforts that brought thousands of children from Nazi Europe to Great Britain in the late 1930s.

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Little-known today, Rathaus was a protégé of Franz Schreker and built a successful career in Berlin before fleeing in 1932 due to the deteriorating political situation in Germany.

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What was it like to be a Jew in Nazi Germany? For those trapped in the Nazi terror regime, mere survival became a nightmare. Marion Kaplan discusses the experience of Expressionist painter Fritz Ascher with Rachel Stern, curator of a new exhibition on Ascher’s life.

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Michael S. Neiberg, author of The Treaty of Versailles: A Very Short Introduction, discusses the watershed events of 1916-1919 and their connection to the Jewish people today.

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Rescuing Children on the Brink of War

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Celebrated composer Sam Adler reflects on a life building bridges with music – from his roots in Mannheim Germany to the US Army, Juilliard, and Eastman.

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A lurid tale of greed, sex, violence, and disgrace emerges from the contemporary sources cited by historian Yair Mintzker (Princeton) in his compelling new study of the trial of Joseph Süss Oppenheimer, but can those narrators be trusted?

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Contributors to a new book of essays written by the descendants of Jews who were deprived of their German citizenship by the Nazis will discuss their stories of returning to Germany and reclaiming German citizenship.

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Our dinner is nearly fully subscribed, but a limited number of tickets are still available. Please call (212) 744-6400 ext. 4 to reserve. This year, LBI will present the Leo Baeck Medal for the first time to a couple who have used their positions and their expertise in diplomacy and journalism respectively to make lasting…

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Raphael Gross discusses the reception and representation of Anne Frank’s diaries, placing them in the framework of a more comparative European cultural, intellectual, literary and political history.

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Please note that this event has been rescheduled from the original date of November 12, published in the CJH September/October Program brochure. On December 2, 1938, just weeks after Kristallnacht, the first group of unaccompanied Jewish refugee children arrived in the United Kingdom. LBI and Yeshiva University Museum launch an exhibition exploring this remarkable effort…

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LBI remembers the events of November 9, 1938, when state-sponsored gangs destroyed Jewish homes, synagogues, and businesses. With historian Marion Kaplan, the premiere of a short documentary featuring living eyewitnesses who live in New York City, and a musical performance.

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In the first of a lecture series sponsored by civic activists Dr. Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel and her husband, Ambassador Carl Spielvogel, the distinguished journalist Bill Moyers will reflect on Jewish history and the Jewish and other values that can inform the struggle for a just and fair society during this crucial and tumultuous moment in history.

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Rob Snyder, author of the book Crossing Broadway, Washington Heights and the Promise of New York City, leads a walking tour and panel discussion in the northern Manhattan neighborhood once known as “Frankfurt on the Hudson” for its large population of German-Jewish refugees. Eight decades later, the neighborhood is still a vibrant home for new immigrant communities.

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