Germans or Jews? German-Speaking Jews in Post-War Europe

The LBI London, in cooperation with LBI New York, is holding a workshop at the Center for Jewish History, New York, 24 August 2017.



Kateřina Čapková, Institute for Contemporary History, Czech Academy of Sciences

David Rechter, University of Oxford

Natalia Aleksiun, Touro College, Graduate School of Jewish Studies, New York



Andrea Sinn, Elon University

Redefining Home: Jews and the Politics of Rebuilding Post-War Germany


Margarete Feinstein, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles

Ohne Heimat: German Jews as Displaced Persons in Post-War Germany


Kateřina Čapková, Institute for Contemporary History, Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague

On the Margins of Communities. German-speaking Christian-Jewish Couples in Post-War Central Europe


Katharina Friedla, Yad Vashem, Jerusalem

Experiences of Stigmatization, Discrimination and Exclusion – German-Jewish Survivors in Wrocław and Lower Silesia, 1945–1946


Natalia Aleksiun, Touro College

The Galician Paradigm? Postwar Experiences of German-Speaking Polish Jewish Survivors


Gaelle Fisher, University of Augsburg, Germany

Between Liberation and Emigration: Bukovina Jews in Post-War 


Commentator: Atina Grossmann, The Cooper Union, New York


Publication of the contributions is planned in the Leo Baeck Institute Year Book and in a Czech-language volume.


For more information, please visit the LBI New York website.

Arno Paucker- Scholar and Friend

A memorial event in honour of the Leo Baeck Institute’s esteemed, longstanding former director Dr Arnold Paucker OBE


Thursday, 30th March 2017, 6.30pm

at the German Historical Institute London,

17 Bloomsbury Square, London WC1A 2NJ


Opening Words by

Pauline Paucker

Lecture by

Peter Pulzer (Oxford):

‘Arno Paucker, A Scholar Who Reached Out’

Panel:Arno Paucker and German-Jewish History’

Peter Alter (Cologne)

Simone Erpel (Berlin)

Raphael Gross (Leipzig)

Chair: Daniel Wildmann (London)

Please join us in remembering and celebrating a life of passion, dedicated service and many wonderful achievements!

The event is organized jointly by the LBI London and the GHI London. Admission is free but places are strictly limited and must be reserved in advance by contacting the Leo Baeck Institute, London via

Email: or phone: 020 7882 5690

To view the full invitation, please click here