Jewish Studies Center

May 5, 2011


Leo Baeck Institute

German-Speaking Jews in New York City: Their Immigration and Lasting Presence

The Jewish Studies Center at Baruch College, together with the Leo Baeck Institute, is sponsoring a day-long conference on German-Jewish immigration and presence in New York City. We are pleased to announce that funding for this event is provided in part by the Federal Republic of Germany through the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).

If you are interested in attending, please RSVP to (212) 744-6400. Admission is free but you must RSVP to attend.

Day Program
10:00AM - Opening Remarks and Comments

10:15AM - Panel 1: The German-Speaking Jewish Presence in New York

12:00PM - Lunch

1:30PM - Panel 2: German-Jewish Troubles with Immigration in the 1930s: A Lesson for Today's Immigration Debates?

3:15PM - Roundtable Discussion: Memorializing and Representing German-Speaking Jews in NYC Museums and Institutions

Please note the day program will take place at the Leo Baeck Institute, Center for Jewish History located on 15 West 16th Street (between 5th & 6th Avenue) in the Forchheimer Auditorium

Evening Program
6:00PM - Light Reception

7:00PM - Film Screening and Discussion: "We were so beloved: The German Jews of Washington Heights" Discussion with Director Manfred Kirchheimer

Please note the evening program will take place at Baruch College, Newman Vertical Campus located on 55 Lexington Avenue (Entrance on East 25th Street) in the Engelman Recital Hall at BPAC.

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