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


The LBI London, in cooperation with LBI New York and with the Institute of Contemporary History, Czech Academy of Sciences, is holding a workshop at the Center for Jewish History, New York, 24 August 2017.


1.00-2.45: First Session (Chair: David Rechter, University of Oxford)

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 of Contemporary History, Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague
On the Margins of Communities. German-speaking Christian-Jewish Couples in Post-War Czechoslovakia

2.45-3.15 – Coffee Break

3.15-5.00: Second Session ( Chair: Kateřina Čapková, Institute of Contemporary History, Prague)

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 Romania

5.15-6.00: Concluding discussion
Commentator: Atina Grossmann, The Cooper Union


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

David Rechter, University of Oxford

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


For more information, please visit the LBI New York website or refer to our leaflet here.

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