Films: Germans and Jews, Jewish Life in Contemporary Germany and the Legacy of the Holocaust

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Tuesday, October 17, 2017 @ 6:30 pm8:30 pm

Through personal stories, the 2016 film Germans & Jews explores the country’s transformation from silence about the Holocaust to facing it head on. Unexpectedly, a nuanced story of reconciliation emerges. What began as a private conversation between the two filmmakers and friends, Tal Recanati (Jewish) and Janina Quint (non-Jewish German), grew into a cultural exchange among many.

After a screening of the film, the President of the American Council on Germany, Steven Sokol, will moderate a post-film discussion with Sonja Keren Pilz, who was ordained as a Rabbi in Germany at the Abraham Geiger Kolleg in Potsdam and now teaches liturgy at Hebrew Union College, and Steve Zehden, an attorney at Noerr LLP’s New York office, who was born and raised in Berlin.

From the Leo Baeck Center. Admission is $5 for members and $10 for non-members. You can reserve tickets for the event here.


Leo Baeck Institute
15 West 16th Street
New York City, 10011 United States


Leo Baeck Institute
American Council on Germany