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Young and Jewish in East Ger­many

Book Presen­tation and Panel Discussion with Wit­nesses to the Period (In-person, in German)

What was it like to be young and Jewish in former East Ger­many? What role did family, the Jewish commu­nity, the Shoah, and the non-Jewish and social environ­ment play in these young Jews’ sense of self?

Sandra Anusie­wicz-Baer and Lara Dämmig recount a little-­known chapter of German-­Jewish history through inter­views with East German Jews who grew up in the GDR’s Jewish commu­nities as well as photo­graphs, mementos, letters, postcards, and diary entries.

Past event

Map with all buildings that belong to the Jewish Museum Berlin. The W. M. Blumenthal Academy is marked in green

Where

W. M. Blumenthal Academy,
Klaus Mangold Auditorium
Fromet-und-Moses-Mendelssohn-Platz 1, 10969 Berlin (Opposite the Museum)

The point of de­parture is the children’s summer camp orga­nized by the Union of Jewish Communities in the GDR, which gathered annually on the Baltic starting in 1961. It is emble­matic of a shel­tered Jewish meeting place, but also one out of sight of the majority popu­lation.

A dis­cussion with: the authors, Sandra Anu­siewicz-Baer und Lara Dämmig, together with people who re­member this period firsthand

In coope­ration with Hentrich & Hentrich

Collage of old photographs in different colored filters with the inscription: Young and Jewish in East Germany

Copyright: Hentrich & Hentrich Verlag Berlin Leipzig

Where, when, what?

  • When Mon 29 Nov 2021, 7 pm
  • Where W. M. Blumenthal Academy,
    Klaus Mangold Auditorium

    Fromet-und-Moses-Mendelssohn-Platz 1, 10969 Berlin
    (Opposite the Museum)

    See location on map

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