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Monday, December 5, 2016 @ 6:30 pm
Deutsches Haus at NYU and the New York Institute for the Humanities at NYU present a reading by Leonard Barkan of his new book Berlin for Jews: A Twenty-First-Century Companion, and a conversation between the author and Ben Kafka, professor in the Department of Media, Culture, and Communication at NYU.
What is it like to travel to Berlin today, particularly as a Jew, and bring with you the baggage of history? And what happens when an American Jew, raised by a secular family, falls in love with Berlin not in spite of his being a Jew but because of it? The answer is Berlin for Jews: A Twenty-First-Century Companion. Part history and part travel companion, Leonard Barkan’spersonal love letter to the city shows how its long Jewish heritage, despite the atrocities of the Nazi era, has left an inspiring imprint on the vibrant metropolis of today.
From Deutsches Haus NYU.