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

Reading and Discussion with Dmitrij Belkin (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.

19 October, 7 pm
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W. M. Blumenthal Academy, Hall

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.

Dmitrij Belkin

Dmitrij Belkin; photo: Gerhard Pauly

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Where

W. M. Blumenthal Academy, Hall

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

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  • When

    Thursday 19 October 2017, 7 pm

  • Where
    W. M. Blumenthal Academy, Hall

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

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Upcoming Events

Here you can find the current events program of the Jewish-Islamic Forum and the Academy Program on Migration and Diversity.

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

19 October 2017
Reading and discussion on Dmitrij Belkin's narrative that also throws light on immigration today.

Lars Day Prize – Future of Remembrance

7 November 2017
Award Presentation

New Judaism – Alliances in Postmigrant Society

16 November 2017
Discussion on concepts of being Jewish within the third generation of Jews in Germany, with Benny Fischer, Sasha Marianna Salzmann, Mati Shemoelof, and Layla Zami, moderated by Alina Gromova

Jews in Muslim Majority Countries

24 to 27 October 2017
International conference for established and younger scholars from different continents and academic disciplines, who discuss questions of culture, identity and memory of Jewish life in Arab and Muslim majority countries, self-identification and belonging, as well as prospects for ethno-religious diversity and intercommunal relations in the MENA region.
Please register by 20 October 2017

Event Series (13) New German Stories Show all

New German Stories

Since 2014, New German Stories has been illustrating Germany’s past and present as a multiethnic society through the lens of individual lives. The event series includes readings, film screenings, and conversations.

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

19 October 2017
Reading and discussion on Dmitrij Belkin's narrative that also throws light on immigration today.

With Karamba to the Bundestag

1 June 2017
Reading and Discussion with Karamba Diaby

Vater unser
Eine Sintifamilie erzählt
(Our Father. A Sinti Family Recounts)

23 March 2017
Discussion and reading with Anita Awosusi

A Jew in Neukölln:
My Path to Coexistence of Religions

19 October 2016
The theology student and journalist Ármin Langer presents his first book

Children of the liberation

6 July 2016
Discussion and reading with Marion Kraft, Ika Hügel-Marshall and Judy Gummich: The perspectives of black Germans of the postwar generation

ХАИМ – HEIM (Home)

15 March 2016
Discussion and film clips with Robert Schulzmann

Doitscha
Eine jüdische Mutter packt aus (A Jewish mother reveals all)

19 May 2015
Reading and discussion with Adriana Altaras

Osama bin Laden is sleeping with fishes

10 March 2015
Reading and discussion with Ahmad Milad Karimi

The "Koscher Light" Generation

9 September 2014
Reading and discussion with Alina Gromova

Kıymet

8 July 2014
Film showing and discussion with Canan Turan

Being German and Black as well

13 May 2014
Reading and discussion with Theodor Michael

"InderKinder"
On Growing up and Living in Germany

20 March 2014
Reading and discussion with Urmila Goel and Nisa Punnamparambil-Wolf

We, the new Germans
Who we are, what we want

15 January 2014
Reading and discussion with Alice Bota, Khuê Pham and Özlem Topçu