Museum Conferences

Publications and Recordings of Conferences and Talks

Publications and Recordings of Conferences and Talks

Video Recordings (28) Watch Past Museum Events Show all

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We film select events at the museum, such as conferences, panel discussions, book presentations, and our Jewish-Islamic Forum lecture series.

Religion. Fashion. Empowerment.

Discussion on 29 June 2017
With: Reina Lewis and Meriem Lebdiri
Language: German and English, no subtitles

Sexual Ethics: Sexuality, Lust, Eroticism, and God

Panel discussion on 16 May 2017
With: David Biale and Kecia Ali
Language: German and English, no subtitles

Military Ethics: The (Religious) Laws Silent Beneath the Weapons?

Panel discussion on 6 April 2017
With: Michael Broyde and Asma Afsaruddin
Language: German and English, no subtitles

The Boundaries of Life - Bioethical Challenges

Panel discussion on 23 February 2017
With: Laurie Zoloth and Ilhan Ilkilic
Language: German and English, no subtitles

Jews in North Africa During the Second World War

Theme day on 26 Januar 2017
With lectures by Michel Abitbol, Eric Salerno, Patrick Bernhard, Haim Saadoun, and panel discussion
Language: German, English, and French, no subtitles

Business Ethics – Is Capitalism Kosher/Halal?

Panel discussion on 8 December 2016
With: Nathan Lee Kaplan and Idris Nassery
Language: German, no subtitles

"Nothing can Hurt Those who Already Died Once" - Discussion with Contemporary Witness Marko Feingold

Event on 10 November 2016
With: Marko Feingold, Peter Schäfer, Uwe Neumärker
Language: German, no subtitles

Social Ethics – On Fair Social Order

Panel discussion on 26 October 2016
With: Micha Brumlik and Ingrid Mattson
Language: German and English, no subtitles

Sites of Memory: Lost and Entangled Narratives

Conference on 16 September 2016
With: Dr. Rosa Fava, Juliane Jurewicz, Prof. Dr. Iman Attia, Olga Gerstenberger, Ozan Keskinkiliç, Anita Awosusi, Ilona Lagrene, Prof. Dr. Michael Rothberg, and Serpil Polat
Language: German and English, no subtitles

TIME OF CRISIS

Panel discussion on 7 September 2016
With: Dan Diner, Adam Michnik, Dietmar Herz, Étienne François, and Hans Kundnani
Language: German, no subtitles

Organic Meets Kosher and Halal

Dialogical lecture on 1 June 2016
With: Shai Lavi and Sarra Tlili
Language: English, no subtitles

Antisemitism in the Arabic World – Facts and Myths

Panel discussion on 26 April 2016
With: Michael Kiefer and Omar Kamil
Language: German, no subtitles

Feminist Approaches to Judaism and Islam

Panel discussion on 14 April 2016
With: Judith Plaskow and Ziba Mir-Hosseini
Language: English, no subtitles

"Mich hat Auschwitz nie verlassen" (Auschwitz has never left me)

Event on 1 March 2016
With: Renate Harpprecht and Anita Lasker-Wallfisch
Language: German, no subtitles

Becoming a Jew, Becoming a Muslim

Panel discussion on 18 February 2016
With: Tobias Jona Simon and Esra Özyürek
Language: German and English, no subtitles

Religious Law and Secular State

Dialogical lecture on 9 December 2015
With: Ronen Reichman and Mathias Rohe
Language: German, no subtitles

Post-migrant Society?!

International conference from 12 to 14 November 2015
Recording of the opening event
Language: German and English, no subtitles

What Does Diaspora Mean for Jews and Muslims?

Dialogical lecture on 29 October 2015
With: Michael L. Satlow and Sarah Albrecht
Language: German and English, no subtitles

On Life – Working with People Traumatized by the Shoah

Panel discussion on 1 October 2015
With: Giselle Cycowicz, Martin Auerbach and David Becker and Volker Beck
Language: German, no subtitles

Kill Me a Son!

Symposium from 3 September 2015 to 4 September 2015
Recording of the opening event
With: Prof. Dr. Peter Schäfer and Prof. Dr. Angelika Neuwirth
Language: German, no subtitles

A Shared View of Europe – Jewish and Muslim Experiences as Reflected in Public Controversies

Panel discussion on 19 January 2015
With: Prof. Nilüfer Göle, Shai Lavi and Gökçe Yurdakul
Language: German, no subtitles

Contemporary Jewish life in a global modernity

International conference from 11 December 2014 to 12 December 2014
Recording of the presentation "Future of European Jewry"
With: Dr. Karen Körber and Dr. Diana Pinto
Language: English, no subtitles

Snip it?!

Presentation of a study followed by a discussion on 4 December 2014
With: Professor Kerem Öktem, Mounir Azzaoui, Dr. des. Alexander Hasgall, and Dr. des. Hannah C. Tzuberi.

Concepts of Citizenship and Participation in European Comparison

Symposium from 7 April 2014 to 8 April 2014
Recording of the keynote by Prof. Dr. Rainer Bauböck and the followed panel discussion
With: Prof. Dr. Rainer Bauböck, Dr. Manuela Bojadžijev, Josip Juratovic and Dr. Monika Lüke
Language: German, no subtitles

Art and Culture in the Terezín Ghetto

Symposium on 2 March 2014
With: Wolfgang Benz, Anna Hájková and Hanno Loewy
Language: German, no subtitles

The Connected Audience

Conference from 27 February 2014 to 28 February 2014
With: John H. Falk
Language: English, no subtitles

Is Higher Education a Safeguard Against Racism and Antisemitism?

Presentation of a study followed by panel discussion on 20 February 2014
With: Wassilis Kassis, Charlotte Schallié, Iman Attia, Stefanie Schüler-Springorum and Andreas Zick
Language: German, no subtitles

Circumcision: Identity Politics and / or Health Issue?

Talk on 8 May 2013
With: Sander L. Gilman
in Englisch

Audio Recordings (52) Listen to Past Museum Events Show all

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Lectures, book presentations, theatrical readings, panel discussions, and award ceremonies since 2005

Before the After Party

15 July 2017
Reading and talk with the author Molly Antopol, translator Patricia Klobusiczky and actor Katharina Marie Schubert (in German and English).

Yousef Abad

6 July 2017
Eliz Sanasarian and Elham Rokni on video art by Elham Rokni and the situation of Jews in Iran from the 1979 revolution to today.

The New Völkerwanderung
Book Presentation by Asfa Wossen Asserate

3 July 2017
Asfa-Wossen Asserate presents his latest book Die neue Völkerwanderung (The New Völkerwanderung) on the grievances of the EU’s Africa policy.

Peter Schäfer – "Two gods in heaven. Concepts of god in the ancient Jewish world"

12 June 2017
Peter Schäfer and Michael Wolffsohn on monotheism in Judaism and Christianity and concepts of a second god.

With Karamba to the Bundestag
My Journey from Senegal to the German Parliament

1 June 2017
Karamba Diaby tells of his birth country Senegal, of life in the GDR, his work in the Bundestag, and of his vision of an open and future-oriented society (in German).

Ariel Sabar
My Father’s Paradise: A Son's Search for His Jewish Past in Kurdish Iraq

11 May 2017
Reading and talk with the writer Ariel Sabar on the story of his father Yona Sabar, professor of the Neo-Aramaic language, and the Kurdish-Jewish history.

The Dress of the Unfaithful Wife
Artist Talk and Discussion on Women and Sexuality in Judaism

9 May 2017
Talk with Andi LaVine Arnovitz, Amy K. Milligan, Professor for Jewish Studies and Women's Studies, and Emily D. Bilski, art historian, on the role of women in religious Judaism.

Israelis in Germany
Ideological Debates and Changing Identities

4 May 2017
Talk and Slideshow with Dr. Dani Kranz and Katja Harbi from the University of Wuppertal on Israeli Jews in today's Germany (in German).

Im/Possibilities
Perspectives on Refugee Participation

29 March 2017
Conference on the situation for refugees in Europe and Germany. Recording of the opening event with a talk by Gurminder K Bhambra, Professor of Sociology at the University of Warwick, UK, followed by a panel discussion (in German and English).

Our Father: A Sinti Family Recounts

23 March 2017
Conversation and reading with the German-Sinti civil rights activist and author Anita Awosusi and her daughter Tayo Onutor about their family’s history (in German).

Europe Against the Jews. 1880-1945

22 February 2017
Historian Götz Aly and Daniel Cohn-Bendit discuss antisemitism in Eastern and Western Europe from 1880 to the present (in German).

The Acid Test
How Fear of Foreigners is Threatening our Democracy

16 February 2017
The Islamic studies and education scholar Lamya Kaddor reads from her book and discusses integration with Minister of State Aydan Özoğuz and Andreas Zick (in German).

Gottes Körper (God's Body)

13 February 2017
Christoph Markschies in conversation with Peter Schäfer about Christian conceptions of God and their roots in other ancient religions (in German).

All Sorts of Stories

21 November 2016
The actor Johanna Wokalek reads from Bertha Pappenheim’s German translation of the Maase book, a collection of Yiddish stories, fairy tales, and legends (in German).

Joshua Cohen:
You want a golem?

17 November 2016
Reading and conversation with Joshua Cohen and Caspar Battegay about the golem myth in the age of automation.

A Jew in Neukölln – My Path to Coexistence of Religions

19 October 2016
The theology student and writer Ármin Langer reads from his book and talks about Jewish life in Neukölln (in German).

The Clay Giant's Alive!

8 October 2016
Anke Kuhl reads from her comic about two kids and their golem, with musical accompaniment by the cellist Martin Klenk (in German).

Reading with Christian Berkel: Tevye the Dairyman

9 July 2016
To mark the 100th anniversary of Sholem Alejchem’s death, the actor Christian Berkel will read from the new translation of the book Tevye the Dairyman

Herzl reloaded – It’s No Fairytale

7 July 2016
Staged reading. Doron Rabinovici, writer and historian, and Natan Sznaider, sociologist, have a fictional email correspondence with Theodor Herzl, the founder of Zionism (in German).

Ludwig Haas – A Left-liberal Campaigner for Peace and Democracy

9 June 2016
Symposium with Evening Lecture by Gerhart Baum on the liberal Campaigner Ludwig Haas (1875-1930) and "Perspectives of Left-wing Liberalism Today".

The Holocaust and the Problem of Visual Representation

30 May 2016
Talk with artist and exhibition curator Peter Weibel about Boris Lurie and visual representation of the Holocaust (in German).

Helga Krohn: Bruno Asch

19 May 2016
Reading and talk with Helga Krohn on the local politician and socialist Bruno Asch.

Angst ums Abendland (Fears For the West)
Book Presentation with Daniel Bax

6 April 2016
Talk with Daniel Bax and Gideon Botsch on Right-wing populist parties, anti-Muslim sentiments, flight and asylum (in German).

Award for Understanding and Tolerance

14 November 2015
Acceptance speech by the 2015 award winner: W. Michael Blumenthal, Founding Director of the Jewish Museum Berlin (in German).

Béla Guttmann - The World History of Football in one Person

4 August 2015
The writer Detlev Claussen presents his book about the Hungarian-Jewish soccer coach Béla Guttmann (in German).

Attempts to Describe Anti-Semitism

22 April 2015
Book presentation and discussion on the history of antisemitism research before 1944 with Hans-Joachim Hahn, Olaf Kistenmacher, Dr. Werner Treß, and Franziska Krah (in German).

From a Berlin Farce to a Story of Success

2 March 2015
The writer Daniel Bussenius talks with Inka Bertz and Heinrich Wefing, reporter from Die Zeit, about the museum’s development from 1971 to 2001 (in German).

The Realignment of "Education after Auschwitz" in Immigration Society

27 January 2015
Book presentation and panel discussion with the author Rosa Fava, Angela Kühner (University of Frankfurt), Selman Erkovan, history teacher in training, and Marco Kühnert, a guide at the Neuengamme Concentration Camp Memorial, Hamburg (in German).

The Book of Job. Aesthetics, Ethics, Hermeneutics

21 January 2015
The editors of a volume of essays about the Book of Job, Leora Batnitzky (Princeton) and Ilana Pardes (Jerusalem), in conversation with Vivian Liska (in German and English).

What’s your "Heimat"?

14 November 2014
W. Michael Blumenthal, Founding Director of the Jewish Museum Berlin, and Monika Grütters, Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media, talk about culture, religion, and being at home in a foreign place (in German).

Zimzum. God and the creation of the world

30 October 2014
Author Christoph Schulte talks with Micha Brumlik and Vivian Liska about his book on the notion of zimzum (tzimtzum) in Jewish mysticism (in German).

Hebrew Worlds – On the Presence of Ancient Texts in Modern Ivrith

27 October 2014
Anne Birkenhauer, a translator and the August Wilhelm Schlegel Guest Professor of the German Translation Fund and the FU Berlin, gives her inaugural lecture (in German).

Forgotten Soldiers?

3 September 2014
Historian Tim Grady presents his research on the commemoration of German-Jewish soldiers from the First World War.

The pictures are among us

7 April 2014
Presentation of a book about the treatment and business of art stolen by the Nazis and the Gurlitt case with the writer Stefan Koldehoff and Michael Naumann (in German).

Modernized, then Tolerated?

10 October 2013
Panel discussion with Micha Brumlik, Petra Bahr, Kadir Sanci, and Thomas Bauer about religion and navigating between tradition and adaptation (in German).

1933: Denial, Opposition, and Protest

8 August 2013
Talk by Wolf Gruner about his research into German Jews’ responses to Nazi persecution (in German).

Peter Schäfer: The Origins of Jewish Mysticism

25 June 2012
Panel discussion between the author Peter Schäfer, Christoph Markschies, and Micha Brumlik about Schäfer’s book on the history of early Jewish mysticism (in German).

The History of Jews and Dönme in Turkey

31 January 2011
The Turkish studies scholar Corry Guttstadt and the historian Marc Baer discuss the history of Jews and Dönme (converts) in Turkey (in German).

Perrine Simon-Nahum: Jews in France Today

29 November 2010
Talk by Perrine Simon-Nahum about her book on the circumstances of Jews in France, both past and present.

W. Michael Blumenthal: Around the World in Eighty Years. My Life

30 September 2010
W. Michael Blumenthal, Founding Director of the Jewish Museum Berlin, presents his memoir (in German).

Jewish Youth Movement in Germany

22 May 2010
German-language talk by Ulrike Pilarczyk and panel discussion with Micha Brumlik, Hans Jakob Ginsburg, Stefanie Schüler-Springorum, and Moshe Zuckermann about the history of the Zionist youth movement in Germany (in German).

Dialogues on Jewish Present: On the Question of Redemption – Messianism and the End of Days

10 December 2009
Reading and discussion with Moshe Idel, Elliot R. Wolfson, and Micha Brumlik about the Messianic promise of redemption and its relevance in the twenty-first century.

Walther Rathenau's Life: Text and Context

15 October 2009
Talk by Shulamit Volkov about the life of the writer, politician, and industrialist Walther Rathenau (in German).

Migrants Moving History

25 October 2008
Talk by Saskia Sassen about immigration, diversity, and future prospects for dealing with history and citizenship in multiethnic societies.

Self Displaced Person. Peter Szondi's Problematic Judaism

3 December 2007
Talk by Andreas Isenschchmid about the life and work of the literary scholar Peter Szondi (in German).

Painted in words. The portrait of a lost time

10 October 2007
Reading and conversation with the artist Samuel Bak about his family’s story and his survival as a child in German-occupied Vilnius (in German).

A synagogue curtain at the Brandenburg Cathedral Chapter

23 November 2006
Talk by Vera Bendt about a synagogue curtain that was discovered at the Brandenburg Cathedral Chapter, where it had been listed in records as an altar curtain (in German).

Exile in Shanghai

14 November 2006
Conversation between W. Michael Blumenthal and Horst Eisfelder about the time they both spent in Shanghai, where 18,000 Jews from Germany had taken refuge (in German).

The place of psychoanalysis in the history of the Jews

30 May 2005
Talk by Eli Zaretsky about the influence of psychoanalysis on Judaism and the place of psychoanalysis in Jewish history.

Breaking Ground

25 January 2005
In conversation with Susanne Weingarten, Daniel Libeskind presents his autobiography Breaking Ground: Adventures in Life and Architecture.

The Fragile Foundation: The Quest for German-Jewish “Normalcy”

30 September 2003
Salomon Korn reads essays from his book about Jewish life in Germany, Jewish culture and remembrance, architecture, and politics (in German).

Times of Commemoration: On Jewish Histories and Others

24 June 2003
Book presentation by the historian Dan Diner about remembering the twentieth century as an era of violence, forced displacement, and genocide (in German).

Conference Proceedings (5) PDF and Open Access Show all

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"Hear the Truth, Whoever Speaks It"

Conference Proceedings on Milestones in the Work of Moses Maimonides from Islamic Spain to Modern Berlin

Antisemitism in Europe Today

This publication is devoted to manifestations of antisemitism in Europe today. It adopts a comparative perspective and includes findings from eleven European countries.

Media and Minorities

Online Publication