Tag: Jewish history

1938Projekt: 80 Years Since 1938

A new website and exhibition explore the dramatic events of 1938 from the perspectives of ordinary people. This event focuses on the annexation of Austria (March 12), when nearly 200,000 Jews suddenly became subject to restrictions that had developed over 5 years...

/ February 27, 2018

The Right to Difference: French Universalism and the Jews

To RSVP, please click here. Universal equality is a treasured political concept in France, but recent anxiety over the country’s Muslim minority has led to an emphasis on a new form of universalism, one promoting loyalty to the nation at the...

/ February 19, 2018

Cuba’s Forgotten Jewels: A Haven in Havana

A Film by Judy Kreith and Robin Truesdale NY Premiere Screening, post-screening Q&A featuring the filmmakers and a special performance of Cuban music from the film by The Pablo Moya Trio. Cuba’s Forgotten Jewels was born of the tales Marion Kreith...

/ February 15, 2018

Jews In and After the 1917 Russian Revolution

Attend a 2-day conference to explore the 1917 Russian Revolution, Jewish life in the Soviet Union, and the Revolution’s lasting impact today. The two defining moments of the last century were, arguably, the Holocaust and the Russian Revolution. The tragic...

/ November 5, 2017

Our Crowd: German-Jewish Banking Families in America

Co-presented with the American Jewish Historical Society In 1967, Stephen Birmingham published his best-selling social history of New York’s elite German-Jewish banking families and posited a new, Jewish, American aristocracy. Historians Susie Pak (St. John’s) and Rebecca Kobrin (Columbia) join journalist Daniel Schulman (Mother Jones) to...

/ September 17, 2017