Russian Jews in Germany in the 20th and 21st centuries

Brighton, 13.-14. Dezember 2004

Leo Baeck Institute London
Bucerius Institute
Centre for German-Jewish Studies

Organised by:
Yfaat Weiss (Director of the Bucerius Institute for Research of Contemporary German History and Society, Haifa)
Raphael Gross (Director of the Leo Baeck Institute, London and the Centre for German-Jewish Studies, University of Sussex)

Programm

Montag, 13. Dezember 2004

Welcome Address
Richard Whatmore (Head of Department (History), University of Sussex)
Yfaat Weiss (Director of the Bucerius Institute for Research of Contemporary German History and Society, Haifa)
Raphael Gross (Director of the Leo Baeck Institute, London and the Centre for German-Jewish Studies, University of Sussex)

Harriet Murav (Head, Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures and Professor, Comparative Literature, University of Illinois)
The New Golem and the Russian Jew in Germany Today

Olaf Terpitz (Centre for Advanced Studies, University of Leipzig and Bucerius Institute, Haifa University)
Russian Jewish Authors in Germany After 1989: Between ‘Russendisko’ and the ‘Jewish Peninsula’; The Different Artistic and ‘Lebensweltliche’ Concepts of Wladimir Kaminer and Oleg Jurev
Chair: Stella Rock (University of Sussex)

Yvonne Schütze (Professor, Humboldt University Berlin)
Young Russian Jewish Immigrants in Berlin – the Process of Adaptation and Acculturation over time
Chair: Nils Roemer (University of Southampton, School of Humanities- (History))

Dienstag, 14. Dezember 2004

Yinon Cohen (Associate Professor, Department of Sociology and Department of Labor Studies, Tel Aviv University)
Jewish immigrants from the FSU in Germany and Israel: Demographic and Socio-Economic Characteristics
Paper co-authored with Irena Kogan (University of Mannheim)
Chair: Andrea Hammel (University of Sussex)

Julia Bernstein (Ph.D. student, Department of sociology, Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main)
Coping with ‘Capitalism’: How Jewish Immigrants from the Former Soviet Union in Israel and Germany experience and interpret their new Societies

Victoria Hegner (Ph.D. candidate, Humboldt University Berlin)
Historical Responsibility’ vs. ‘Freedom’- A Comparative study of Settlement Patterns among Soviet Jewish Migrants in Berlin and Chicago
Chair: Irena Kogan (University of Mannheim)

Nelly Elias (Department of Mass Communication, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and Sapir Academic College)
We live in Germany, but our heart is in Israel’: Identity Seeking and Cultural Preservation among the participants of Nash Dom Club in Köln

Simon Rabinovitch (Ph.D. Candidate, Brandeis University)
The Dawn of a New Diaspora: Simon Dubnovs Autonomism from St. Petersburg to Berlin
Chair: Rudolf Muhs (Lecturer in European History, Dept. of History, Royal Holloway, University of London)