Germanija. How I Became an Adult and a Jew in Germany

Reading and Discussion with Dmitrij Belkin (audio recording available, in German)

December 1993, Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine. Aged 22, Dmitrij Belkin gets into a bus with three bags and six books and embarks upon a journey into the unknown, to Germany – like a quarter of a million other Jews from the ex-USSR.

recording available

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)

As an immigrant, he enters a country that is undergoing radical changes – his post-Soviet outlook meets the old and new Federal Republic, where Jewish self-discovery becomes possible for him and his family. Germanija is a German chronicle wrapped in a deeply personal narrative that also throws light on immigration today.

Alina Gromova, Jewish Museum Berlin, will lead the ensuing discussion with the author.

The event is part of the New German Stories series.

Portrait photo of Dmitrij Belkin.

Audio recording of Germanija. How I Became an Adult and a Jew in Germany – Reading and Discussion with Dmitrij Belkin (in German); 19 October 2017.
Jewish Museum Berlin 2017
Photo: Dmitrij Belkin; Gerhard Pauly

Interview Series: New German Stories (12)

Where, when, what?

  • When19 Oct 2017
  • Where W. M. Blumenthal Akademie,
    Klaus Mangold Auditorium
    Fromet-und-Moses-Mendelssohn-Platz 1, 10969 Berlin (gegenüber dem Museum)
    See location on map

Audio Recordings: Listen to Past Museum Events (64)

Academy Programs: Past Events for You to Listen To and Watch 2011–2019 (40)

Share, Newsletter, Feedback