Leo Beack Institute: Shared History Conference

3 days of discussion on 1,700 years of Jewish-Life in German-Speaking Lands.

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A conference of Leo Baeck Institute – New York | Berlin in Cooperation with the German Federal Agency for Civic Education (Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung) and the Jewish Museum Berlin, supported by the German Federal Foreign Office. Live online, December 7–9, 2020. Attendance via video conference is free with advance registration. The conference languages will be German and English with simultaneous translation.

Hourly Schedule

7. december

16:30 - 18:00
Images & objects from a shared history in the collections of the Jewish Museum Berlin

8. december

13:30 - 15:00
The Search for Belonging: The ongoing struggles for minority identity
15:00 - 16:30
Migration: From refugees to citizens
16:30 - 17:30
A Rupture in History: Talking about the Holocaust
18:00 -
Flight: Exile in modern times

9. december

14:30 - 16:00
Memory and Commemoration: Historical narratives of minorities within discourse of the majority society
16:00 - 17:30
Withstanding the Pressure: Resilience and self-assertion in times of discrimination
17:30 - 18:30
Shared Spheres and Cultural Exchange: Acceptance as challenge and opportunity
19:00 -
Closing Discussion: “Shared” history? Reflections on a complex  interplay 


07 - 09 12 20


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