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.
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.