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The Laskers from Breslau (Wrocław)

A Family Reunion in Music and Words (in English; with Video Recording)

Cellist and contemporary witness Anita Lasker Wallfisch shared the stage with three generations of her family for the first time.

Marking the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz concentration camp on 27 January 1945, they read letters from the family written between 1942 and 1952 and played works by Beethoven, Schubert, Bloch, Ravel, and others.

recording available

Map with all buildings that belong to the Jewish Museum Berlin. The Old Building is marked in green


Old Building, ground level, Glass Courtyard
Lindenstraße 9–14, 10969 Berlin

They told of the loving family home in Breslau (Wrocław) where Goethe was read, French spoken on Sundays, and chamber music evenings were held. The father Dr. Alfons Lasker was a lawyer and was awarded the Iron Cross in the First World War. Mother Edith Lasker was a talented violinist and the three sisters Marianne, Anita, and Renate began music lessons at an early age.

After the Nazis came to power, the oldest sister Marianne was able to escape to England accompanying a children’s transport. In 1942, the parents were deported to the Polish transit ghetto in Izbica and murdered. Following a failed attempt to flee, Anita and her sister Renate were arrested and taken separately to Auschwitz in 1943 and only by chance did they find each other there again.

Anita, Renate and Marianne Lasker with their parents, 1938

Anita, Renate and Marianne Lasker with their parents, 1938; private property

Video recording of the event The Laskers from Breslau (Wrocław) – A Family Reunion in Music and Words from 27 January 2019; Jewish Museum Berlin 2019

As a cellist in the women’s orchestra, Anita managed to save her own and her sister’s life. On 15 April 1945, they were liberated from the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp by the British. Anita Lasker Wallfisch immigrated to England and co-founded the London English Chamber Orchestra in 1948. She has been associated with the Jewish Museum Berlin for many years. As a contemporary witness, she shares her memories and experiences particularly with young people and works actively against forgetting.

The evening program includes readings from the family archive, contemporary texts, and musical pieces from the Lasker family’s life in Breslau, connecting the generations in one story – from the past through our present and into the future.

Anita Lasker 1938 playing the cello

Anita Lasker, 1938; private property

Photograph of Anita Lasker Wallfisch and Maya Jacobs-Wallfisch

Anita Lasker Wallfisch and Maya Jacobs-Wallfisch; photo: Battina Görlitzer


Intro Anita Lasker Wallfisch, BBC recording from Bergen-Belsen (1945)
Reading from letters by Anita Lasker Wallfisch
Music works by Ludwig van Beethoven, Franz Schubert, Johannes Brahms, Ernest Bloch, Paul Ben-Haim, Maurice Ravel, J. S. Bach, and Benjamin Wallfisch


Anita Lasker Wallfisch – reading
Maya Jacobs-Wallfisch – concept, artistic direction, and reading
Raphael Wallfisch – cello and reading
Elizabeth Wallfisch – violin
Simon Wallfisch – cello, voice, and reading
Michal Lasker Golan – reading
Accompanied by Edward Rushton – piano

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  • When Sunday 27 January 2019, 6 pm
  • Where Old Building, ground level, Glass Courtyard

    Lindenstraße 9–14, 10969 Berlin

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Events Archive: Events for Friends of the Museum (77)

Events for Friends of the Museum

Here you can find an overview of the variety of events we offer our Friends and Sponsors.

Worm's-eye view of the chest and face of a woman dressed in white with platinum blonde, short hair on a donkey, whose neck, cut at the left edge of the picture, is just visible. Background: Berlin Brandenburg Gate and steel blue sky

Online-Preview of the temporary exhibition Redemption Now

Exclusive online preview with the curators of the exhibition Yael Bartana - Redemption Now.
Deadline to register: Mon, 19 Apr 2021

Thu, 22 Apr 2021, 8 pm

Stairway to the permanent exhibition.Hebrew and Latin letters are projected onto the steps, which combine to form town names at the top of the stairs

Highlights of the new Core Exhibition

Overview tour for Friends of the JMB
Bookings by 31 Jan 2021

Guided Tour
9 Mar & 23 Mar 2021

Two children stand next to an orangutan made of everyday objects

ANOHA: On the Trail of the Ark

A tour for our little Friends
Bookings by 31 Jan 2021

Guided Tour
14 Mar 2021

Wall with text in different font sizes, in front of which two men stand

First Hand

Curators guide you through the new Core Exhibition
Bookings by 31 Jan 2021

Guided Tour
3 Mar + 18 Mar 2021

View sound room with metal curtains and people

In the Musicroom

Digital Tour for Friends of the JMB
Bookings by 31 Jan 2021

Guided Tour
17 Feb 2021 (online)

Catastrophe. Reading historical Photos

Workshop on historical Photographs for Friends of the JMB
Bookings by 10 Jan 2021

28 Jan 2021 (online)

Portrait photo of Hetty Berg

Zoom-In: JMB

Discussion round for Friends of the JMB
Bookings by 10 Jan 2021

18 Jan 2021 (online)

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The Babel Bible Dispute
Politics, Theology, and Science around 1900

27 Feb 2020
Visit of the exhibition The Babel Bible Dispute - Politics, Theology and Science around 1900 in Berlin's Pergamon Museum
Deadline to register: 20 Feb 2020

ANOHA – The Children’s World at the Jewish Museum Berlin

11 Feb 2020
Guided tour through the children's world of the Jewish Museum Berlin ANOHA with Ane Kleine-Engel, director of the Children's Museum, and Gelia Eisert
Deadline to register: 3 Feb 2020

Day trip to Dresden

9 Feb 2020
Visit to the exhibition library of exile by Edmund de Waal and guided tour of the Dresden synagogue by the association HATiKVA, the educational and meeting center for Jewish history and culture in Saxony
Deadline to register: 13 Jan 2020

Józef Lipman und seine Cousine Rozia Grünspan als Kinder

“Holocaust and Forced Labor in Galicia“ Nazi Documentation Centre

26 Jan 2020
During our guided tour with the curator of the exhibition, Klaus Hasbron-Blume, you will gain detailed insights into the exhibition and have the opportunity to talk to the curator.
Deadline to register: 13 Jan 2020

“Frühlingsstürme (Spring Storms)”
Premiere at the Komische Oper Berlin

25 Jan 2020
Eighty-seven years after its premiere, the last operetta of the Weimar Republic will be performed anew at the Komische Oper Berlin under Barry Kosky’s direction.
Deadline to register: 6 Jan 2020

Dance Performance at the Staatsoper Unter den Linden

19 December 2019
Let’s rediscover the Staatsballett Berlin through the work of Israeli choreographer Sharon Eyal and Alexander Ekman.
Deadline to register: 14 November 2019

Mini-Previews of the New Permanent Exhibition

10 December 2019
The first objects for the new permanent exhibition are being delivered. We will preview these new objects with the guidance of exhibition curators Inka Bertz, Aubrey Pomerance and Theresia Ziehe.
Deadline to register: 4 December 2019

Day trip to Erfurt

30 November 2019
Erfurt was a unique center of medieval culture. In our excursion there, we will take a look at the numerous local artifacts and sites of Jewish historical and contemporary life.
Deadline to register: 14 November 2019

Us Animals from Noah’s Ark

27 October 2019
Shadow puppetry in the Turkish karagöz style – in German, Hebrew, and Turkish: Premiere & introductory discussion for members of Friends of the Museum and their families.
Deadline to register: 15 September 2019

Original Bauhaus

23 October 2019
In cooperation with the Berlinische Galerie, the Bauhaus-Archiv is presenting well-known and forgotten Bauhaus originals. Tour with Adriana Kapsreiter, a research associate of the Bauhaus-Archiv.
Deadline to register: 18 October 2019

Third Generation – Next Generation

20 October 2019
An evening at the Maxim Gorki theater: By now, there are thousands of new Berliners who grew up in the Middle East. The “next generation” shares its perspectives on the “third generation” after the period of Nazi rule.
Deadline to register: 15 October 2019

Serial Art Dialogue: This Place

3 to 17 September 2019
In this new format, the Serial Art Dialogue, we will take our time and dedicate three evenings to the voices of photographers* who are exhibited in the exhibition This Place.
Deadline to register: 23 August 2019

Day Trip to Dessau and the Wörtlitz Garden Realm

14 September 2019
We invite you to explore the UNESCO cultural landscape with its extensive park, castle and canals.
Deadline to register: 30 August 2019

Summer Cooking Class

29 August 2019
On warm summer evenings it is especially nice to cook and feast together in the evening. On this occasion, we will sit together at a long table in the garden of the Jewish Museum Berlin. Birgitt Claus from eßkultur will present this evening.
Deadline to register: 19 August 2019

City walk: Westend district

17 August 2019
A tour of the Westend district with art historian Claudia Marcy. We focus on the individual buildings that characterize entire districts.
Deadline to register: 13 August 2019

Concert: Galilee Chamber Orchestra

31 July 2019
We would like to introduce to you the Young Euro Classic music festival. The Galilee Chamber Orchestra from Israel, consisting of Arab and Jewish musicians, will perform there.
Deadline to register: 10 July 2019

Tour with a Curator: Brücke Museum

13 July 2019
During a guided tour with a curator we visit the exhibition Escape into Art?, which engages deeply with the artistic practices and everyday lives of former Brücke artists during the Nazi period.
Deadline to register: 11 July 2019

Artists’ Discussion: Installation Open, Closed, Open

25 June 2019
Be there when the three artists and prizewinners of the Dagesh Art Prize look at their artistic work in a conversation.
Deadline to register: 18 June 2019

Photography: View into a landscape, at the left edge of the picture there is a family in front of a poster, on which people are depicted.

This Place – Friends’ Preview

5 June 2019
Get an exclusive insight into the new temporary exhibition. 12 international photo artists approach the complexity of Israel and the West Bank with their cameras.
Deadline to register: 29 May 2019

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Day trip to the Bauhaus in Weimar

19 May 2019
Visit of the new Bauhaus Museum, the Bauhaus University and city walk in the place where the Bauhaus was founded.
Deadline to register: 30 April 2019

Colored postcard with walkers on a street with blossoming trees and colorful painted houses.

City Stroll through the Hufeisensiedlung (horse shoe housing estate)

13 May 2019
Departure into the future and retreat into the private sphere: a tour of the Berlin settlement from the 1920s
Deadline to Register: 6 May 2019

Painting of a young woman with a powder box in her hand

Curatorial Tour: Exhibition Lotte Laserstein

24 April 2019
View with the curator Dr. Annelie Lütgens the work of this extraordinary painter with portraits, landscape paintings, late works and pictures from her artistic environment of the 1920/30s.
Deadline to register: 17 April 2019

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Premiere at the Komische Oper: M – Eine Stadt sucht einen Mörder (M - A city in search of a murderer)

May 5, 2019
Come with us to the Komische Oper Berlin. Fritz Lang's famous crime film from the year 1931 will be newly performed on stage and celebrates its premiere.
Deadline to register: 8 April 2019

Photography: a woman with a microphone in her hand, progesting to a group of people sitting and standing in front of her.

General Meeting and Reception

8 April 2019
A warm invitation to the general meeting of the Friends of the Jewish Museum Berlin. At a reception we want to toast the work of the association last year.

Visit to the White City

24 March 2019
Trail of 1920s Berlin to discover the large housing estate from the era of the »Neues Bauen« architecture movement.
Deadline to register: 15 March 2019

Day Trip to Halle on the Saale

10 March 2019
A stroll through the city with a particular focus on the Jewish bourgeoisie
Deadline to register: 22 February 2019

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Drinking Tea – A Jewish Tradition? Workshop Discussion in the Exhibition »A Is for Jewish«

25 February 2019
What is behind the tradition of tea drinking? And what is the cultural significance of this everyday practice for millions of people?
Workshop Discussion
Deadline to register: 20 February 2019

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Visit to the Museum of Architecture at the Technical University Berlin

20 February 2019
Museum of Architecture director Dr. Hans-Dieter Nägelke will provide us with an introduction to 19th century architecture and present Berlin architects and their works.
Deadline to register: 14 February 2019

The Laskers from Breslau (Wrocław)
With Video Recording

27 January 2019
A Family Reunion in Music and Words (in English)
For Friend of the Jewish Museum Berlin we have reserved seats at the reduced price of 8 euros (limited ticket quota).
Deadline to register: 17 January 2019

27 Jan 2019

Painter. Mentor. Magician. Otto Mueller and his Wroclaw/Breslau Network

19 January 2019
Curatorial tour through the exhibition. Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum for Contemporary Art.
Deadline to register: 10 January 2019

Anatevka (Fiddler on the Roof) at the Komische Oper Berlin

20 December 2018
Musical based on Scholem Alejchem's story
Deadline to register: 13 December 2018

Säcke voll Gewürzen

Jerusalem: A Cooking Class in FOUR Courses

28 November 2018
Last round of the cooking class with Birgitt Claus and Omar Selim
Deadline to register: 21. November 2018

A Is for Jewish: Journeys through Now in 22 Letters

22 November 2018
Advance Tour with Reception
Deadline to register: 15 November 2018

Hugo Simon: From Red Banker to Green Exile

17 November 2018
Exhibition Tour
Deadline to register: 9 November

London 1938: Defending “Degenerate” German Art

21 October 2018
Exhibition visit in the Liebermann Villa
Deadline to register: 15 October 2018

A Trip to Jerusalem

7 to 13 October 2018
With city walks through West and East Jerusalem, excursions to Bethlehem and Ramallah and more.

Combined Tour:
Visit to Exhibition at the New Synagogue and Walking Tour of the Spandauer Vorstadt Neighborhood

4 October 2018
We visit the exhibition Open the Gates and take a walking tour of the Spandauer Vorstadt neighborhood
Deadline to register: 1 October 2018

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Day Trip
to the Jewish Museum of Franconia in Fuerth

16 September 2018
Visit the exhibition Cherchez la Femme at the Jewish Museum of Franconia and learn more about Jewish life in Fuerth, past and present.
Please book by 31 August 2018

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Light Installation
at the Dorotheenstadt Cemetery

5 September 2018
After an introduction to James Turrell’s installation, immerse yourself in the site’s unique atmosphere.
Please book by 21 August 2018

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Event Series:
Jerusalem – A Four-Course Cooking Class

29 August 2018
In this part of the series, we are preparing desserts.
Please book by 15 August 2018

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West-Eastern Divan Orchestra at the Waldbühne

19 August 2018
This year, once again, Daniel Barenboim and the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra will be giving an exclusive concert at the Waldbühne.
Please book by 15 July 2018

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Curator-Guided Tour
of the Exhibition "Welcome to Jerusalem"

17 July 2018
Margret Kampmeyer explains the history that led up to the conflict over Jerusalem.
Please book by 10 July 2018

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at the Maxim Gorki Theater

2 July 2018
In The Situation, young Israelis, Palestinians, and Germans explore their identities afresh. With English surtitles.
Please book by 18 June 2018

Insight into the Church of the Holy Sepulchre Model

12 June 2018, 4 and 6 pm
Please book by 29 May 2018

Säcke voll Gewürzen

Jerusalem: A Cooking Class in FOUR Courses

30 May 2018
Round Two of the Cookery Course with Birgitt Claus und Omar Selim from eß kultur
Please book by 16 May 2018

Dress Rehearsal #5 Will-o’-the-Wisp

23 May 2018
Audiovisual Theater Performance in the Installation res·o·nant
Please book by 30 April 2018

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Visit to the Carsten Nicolai Exhibition in Berlinische Galerie

7 May 2018
Visit a unique space-enveloping light-object installation
Please book by 30 April 2018

Porträt Léontine Meijer-van Mensch

Day Trip to Görlitz

18 March 2018
With our program director Léontine Meijer-van Mensch
Please book by 27 February 2018

Tour with a Curator at the Museum Neukölln

5 March 2018
With Museum Director Dr. Udo Gösswald (in German)
Please book by 2 March 2018

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Workshop Jewish Life Today

25 Februar 2018
Workshop for all ages (in German)
Please book by 22 February 2018

Säcke voll Gewürzen

Jerusalem: A Cooking Class in FOUR Courses

14 February 2018
Cooking class with Birgitt Claus from eß kultur (in German)
Please book by 6 February 2018

Exhibition Jews, Christians, and Muslims

20 January 2018
Group visit to the Martin-Gropius-Bau (in German)
Please book by 16 January 2018

Jerusalem as the Holy City

29 January 2018
Tour with the curator Dr. Margret Kampmeyer (in German)
Please book by 25 January 2018

Exhibition – Welcome to Jerusalem

9 December 2017
Preview Tour for Friends of the Museum

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JERUSALEM – The City of Two Peaces: the Heavenly and the Mundane

6 December 2017
Concert with Jordi Savall and the Ensemble Hespérion XXI and the Capella Reial de Catalunya

Visitors in the permanent exhibition

Speed-Dating with the Permanent Exhibition

27 November 2017
A last visit of the permanent exhibition with a little reception

Visiting the Studio of Joachim Seinfeld

21 November 2017
Event for Friends of the Museum

Visit to the Exhibition Berlin 1937 in the Märkisches Museum

7 October 2017
Event for Friends of the Museum

Photo of a garden from aerial perspective

Roberto Burle Marx: Brazilian Modernist

Guided Tour on 20 September 2017
Guided Tour for Friends of the Museum (in German)

Black and white photo of a room with ornate furniture and landscape paintings on the walls.

In Search of Traces of the Berlin Salon Culture

City Walk on 16 September 2017
Please book by September 2017

Photo of the garden showing flowerbeds with sunflowers and a green path leading to a stone walll

Dr. Max Fraenkel’s Country House Garden

Guided tour on 20 August 2017
Booking deadline: 14 August

Photo of the orchestra at a concert

West-Eastern Divan Orchestra at the Waldbühne

Concert on 13 August 2017
Booking deadline: 13 July

The Blue Room

Guided Tour on 19 July
Please book by 14 July

A scene from the opera

Petruschka / L‘Enfant et les Sortilèges

Opera on 11 July 2017
Booking deadline: 23 June 2017

Friedrichsplatz in Kassel (building and square)

Kassel and the documenta 14

1–2 July 2017
Please book by 7 February 2017.

Historical street view of Kantstraße

Jewish Life in Kantstraße

11 June 2017
Please book by 7 June 2017.

Silver, partially gold-plated Torah crown

Curator Michal Friedlander Presents a Selection of Objects

8 June 2017
Please book by 5 June 2017.

Painting of a garden

Art in Potsdam

Day trip on 20 May 2017
Please book by 12 May.

Dress Rehearsal #1 Hide & Seek

11 May 2017
Please book by 5 May 2017.

Gießkanne und ein hoch angelegtes Pflanzenbeet

Come and Join Us in the Garden!

Garden workshop on 20 April 2017
in the Diaspora Garden

Video Recordings: Watch Past Museum Events (56)

Watch Past Museum Events

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

Shtetl Berlin All-Star Concert

Hanukkah 2020: Candle lighting with Yiddish songs, instrumental music and dance

12 Dec 2020

People touch a large touchscreen wall that displays documents and objects

The Family Album

Peter Schaul recounts the life of his mother, Dora Schaul, whose estate is part of the interactive installation The Family Album
Language: German, no subtitles

9 Nov 2020

The Last Veit Simons from Berlin

One of Berlin’s oldest Jewish families in a transnational story of class, gender, and sexuality
With: Anna Hájková and Maria von der Heydt
Language: German, no subtitles

11 Dec 2019

Blue and white tea bowl, inside with gold rim

About a Tea Bowl

Discussion with brief presentations about interwoven experiences of post-Soviet Jewish migration, in German

27 Nov 2019

Conversation with the Artist Thomas Struth

With Thomas Struth (photographer) and Theresia Ziehe (curator of photography), related to the exhibition This Place, in German

Artist Talk
5 Dec 2019

Ruth Wodak:
Swing to the right?!

Ruth Wodak traces how a new “normality to the right” is establishing itself in many European countries (in German)

17 October 2019

Zvi Aviram: Brushes with Death

16 September 2019
Zvi Aviram was born in January 1927 in Berlin as Heinz Abrahamsohn. From age 14, he had to perform forced labor in the arms industry. During the so-called factory operation on 27 February 1943, his parents were arrested and deported and he himself went into illegality.

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Karl M. von der Heyden: From Berlin to New York

29 August 2019
In his book From Berlin to New York, Karl M. von der Heyden describes his experiences as a child and youth in war-torn Germany and his journey to the USA, where he began studying at Duke University in 1957 and rose to the boardrooms of Pepsi and Dreamworks.

“To Know One Religion Is to Know None”

W. Michael Blumenthal Fellow Walid Abdelgawad talks about reflections on Islam and Judaism in the writings of German-speaking Jewish orientalists between 1833 and 1955 (in German)
Video: in German; no subtitles

28 August 2019

Photography: Portrait of an elderly man

Sally Perel:
Hitlerjunge Salomon

12 June 2019
Sally Perel was born in Peine in April 1925. After the German invasion of the Soviet Union he pretended to be a Volksdeutscher and called himself Josef Perjell.
In 1990, his memoirs were published and were filmed in the same year under the title Hitlerjunge Salomon.

Photography of a totem pole in a foggy landscape with lake

Museums, Religion, and the Work of Reconciliation and Remembrance

Museums are called on to deal critically and transparently with the often invisible colonial history of their collections. The curators Jisgang Nika Collision (Haida Gwaii Museum, Haida Nation & Canada) and Léontine Meijer-van Mensch (Saxonian State Ethnographic Collections) discussed this topic.

9 May 2019

Access Barriers. Critical Perspectives on Racism in Schools and Curatorial Practices

Keynote by Bonita Bennett (District Six Museum, Cape Town) at the conference Access Barriers on museums as places of social change.

20 Mar 2019

The Laskers from Breslau (Wrocław) – A Family Reunion in Music and Words

27 January 2019
Cellist and contemporary witness Anita Lasker Wallfisch shares the stage with three generations of her family for the first time.
Marking the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz concentration camp on 27 January 1945, they read letters from the family written between 1942 and 1952 and play works by Beethoven, Schubert, Bloch, and others.

27 Jan 2019

Happy Birthday, Academy Programs!

Welcoming Remarks and Introducing the Academy Programs | Discussion with Performance: Archive of Life. Memory in a Society Shaped by Migration | Panel Discussion: Jewish Fathers – Jewish Children? | Panel Discussion: A Pre-fascist Era? | Reception: 5 Years – 5 Friends – 5 Gifts

2 Dec 2018

Peter Neuhof

Peter Neuhof: A Youth in the Shadow of the Persecution

3 December 2018
Peter Neuhof speaks about his memories and experiences in an interview with Aubrey Pomerance, head of the archive. His parents were active members of the German Communist Party (KPD) and were arrested in 1943. Peter was able to remain in the parental home.

Polish Perspectives on '68: March Protests

22 November 2018
This event for the “'68 Now” series discusses (in German and Polish) the events of 1968 from the Polish perspective. In Poland, the student protests were co-opted by an antisemitic rampage that resulted in 13,000 Jews being forced to leave the country.

Living with Islamophobia

The international conference “Living with Islamophobia” considered how cultural and religious affiliations are constructed and invited experts to enter into discussion.

11–12 Oct 2018

Michael Sfard:
The Jerusalem Dispute. The Fight for Human Rights in Israeli Courts

6 September 2018
Lecture by Michael Sfard, one of Israel’s leading human rights lawyers

Imported Antisemitism?

Is Antisemitism increasing with the number of refugees from Arab countries? We discuss with political, academic, and practical experts which manifestations of antisemitism among Arab migrants and Muslims in Germany exist (in German).

30 Aug 2018

Portrait photo of Seyla Benhabib

Seyla Benhabib: The Global Refugee Crisis and the Challenge to Liberal Democracies

26 June 2018
Seyla Benhabib (Yale University) discusses the challenges migration poses to liberal democracies.

Portrait of Hanni Levy

Hanni Levy: Surviving in Berlin

Born in 1924, survived the Nazi era in hiding in Berlin with the help of friends, in German

Eyewitness Talks
25 Jun 2018

Stolen Judaica
Provenance Research in Israel and Germany

In this symposium, research that explores the origins of Jewish ceremonial objects exclusively in Israel and Germany, took center stage for the first time.

18/19 Jun 2018

Ongoing Struggles. Anti-Discrimination Work during the Rise of the Far Right

Opening Session of the academic conference
Including Imani Perry's keynote »What Lies Underneath: Difficult Histories and the Resurgence of The Far Right«

7 Jun 2018

Anita Lasker Wallfisch: Auschwitz Never Left Me

28 May 2018
Born in Breslau in 1925, Anita Lasker Wallfisch studied cello in Berlin from 1938. In 1942, Anita’s parents were deported to Izbica and murdered, and in 1943 Anita and her sister Renate were deported to Ausschwitz.

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Lives in Common: Arabs and Jews in Jerusalem

8 May 2018
Author Menachem Klein in Conversation with Cilly Kugelmann

Portrait of Margot Friedländer

Margot Friedländer: Try to Make Your Life

9 April 2018
Margot Friedländer was born in 1921 in Berlin and has had close ties with the museum for many years. She reads from her memoir, which takes its title from her mother’s last message to her: Try to Make Your Life.

What is the Relationship Between Antisemitism and Islamophobia?

Lectures by David Feldman and Stefanie Schüler-Springorum

20 Mar 2018

Porträt Joshua Cohen

The Book of Numbers

12 February 2018
Reading and Talk with the Author Joshua Cohen and Literary Scholar Jan Wilm

Walter Frankenstein: Not with Us

31 January 2018
Born in 1924 in West Prussia, Walter Frankenstein lived in Berlin from 1936. When deportation threatened, he went into hiding with his wife and their five-week-old son. The family managed to survive with the help of friends.

“And the day will come ...”

11 January 2018
Eyewitness Horst Selbiger in Conversation with Léontine Meijer-van Mensch

Kurt Roberg

Kurt Roberg: A Visa Or Your Life

Born 1924 in Celle, emigration at the end of 1938 via the Netherlands, return to Berlin in March 1941 and re-emigration in May 1941 via Lisbon to the USA, in German

Eyewitness Talks
4 Dec 2017

Kunstwerk von Moran Sanderovich

New Judaism – Alliances in Postmigrant Society

Discussion on concepts of being Jewish within the third generation of Jews in Germany (in German and English)

16 Nov 2017

Jews in Muslim Majority Countries

24 to 27 October 2017
International conference for scholars from different continents and academic disciplines, who discuss questions of culture, identity and memory of Jewish life in Arab and Muslim majority countries.

Henry Wuga

Henry Wuga: A Nuremberger from Glasgow

23 October 2017
Henry Wuga was born to a Jewish mother and a Catholic father in Nuremberg in 1924. In 1938, his parents were able to send him to Scotland with a children’s transport and later in 1947, he could bring his mother, who had survived in hiding, to his home in Glasgow.
Language: German

Future Memories

Discussion on the Importance of Minority Perspectives for European Societies’ Commemorative Cultures (in German and English)

26 Sep 2017

Cranach-Gemälde Luther und Foto von Franz Rosenzweig als Collage

Luther, Rosenzweig, and the Script

18 September 2017
Book Presentation and Discussion (in German)

Between the Lines

9 September 2017
An Evening with Israeli and German Poets (in Hebrew and German)

Religion. Fashion. Empowerment.

Discussion with Reina Lewis and Meriem Lebdiri (in German and English)

29 Jun 2017

Jews in North Africa During the Second World War

Theme day with lectures by Michel Abitbol, Eric Salerno, Patrick Bernhard, Haim Saadoun, and panel discussion
Language: German, English, and French

26 Jan 2017

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"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

Sites of Memory: Lost and Entangled Narratives

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

16 Sep 2016


With: Dan Diner, Adam Michnik, Dietmar Herz, Étienne François, and Hans Kundnani
Language: German, no subtitles

7 Sep 2016

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Antisemitism in the Arabic World – Facts and Myths

With: Michael Kiefer and Omar Kamil
Language: German, no subtitles

26 Apr 2016

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

With: Renate Lasker-Harpprecht and Anita Lasker Wallfisch
Language: German, no subtitles

Eyewitness Talks
1 Mar 2016

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Post-migrant Society?!

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

12–14 Nov 2015

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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

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Kill Me a Son!

Recording of the opening event
With: Prof. Dr. Peter Schäfer and Prof. Dr. Angelika Neuwirth
Language: German, no subtitles

3–4 Sep 2015

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

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

19 Jan 2015

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Contemporary Jewish life in a global modernity

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

11–12 Dec 2014

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Snip it?!

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

4 Dec 2014

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Concepts of Citizenship and Participation in European Comparison

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

7–8 Apr 2014

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Art and Culture in the Terezín Ghetto

Symposium on 2 March 2014
In four lectures, the symposium explores the history of Theresienstadt, the “ghetto of exceptions,” from four different angles.
With: Wolfgang Benz, Anna Hájková and Hanno Loewy
Language: German, no subtitles

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The Connected Audience

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

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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

20 February 2014

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“What do we mean when we say 'antisemitism'?”

Keynote lecture, opening the conference Antisemitism in Europe Today: the Phenomena, the Conflicts
With: Brian Klug
Language: English

8 Nov 2013

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Circumcision: Identity Politics and / or Health Issue?

With: Sander L. Gilman, in Englisch

8 May 2013