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Cathy Gelbin: The Golem Returns

Slide Presentation – Golem talks: Program Accompanying the Exhibition GOLEM (in German)

The Hulk, Superman, Terminator – they are all revenants of the golem. The artificial creation from Jewish mysticism is transforming through modern popular culture to an endearing kind of Jewish Frankenstein.

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Where

Old Building, level 2, Great Hall
Lindenstraße 9–14, 10969 Berlin

As an icon of a supposedly authentic folk culture, the golem has been inspiring writers and filmmakers since the Romantic period such as Jakob Grimm, Paul Wegener and more recently Amos Gitai and Michael Chabon. The slide presentation examines the special role of the golem for the formation of a modern Jewish culture and identity.

Filmstill

Scene from the film The Golem: How He Came into the World, 1920; Deutsches Filminstitut, Frankfurt on the Main

Where, when, what?

  • When 1 December 2016, 7 pm
  • Where Old Building, level 2, Great Hall

    Lindenstraße 9–14, 10969 Berlin

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