The LBI is pleased to announce our upcoming lecture series for 2017/18, in collaboration with the German Historical Institute. This season’s topic is ‘The Dangers of Writing Family History’, in which we shall discuss the challenges which arise when writing a German Jewish family history set in the historically and politically charged period of the late 19th to mid 20th century.
This season’s speakers will be:
Thursday, 7th December 2017
Dr Lisa Appignanesi – Losing the Dead – Before and After
Thursday, 1st March 2018
Thomas Harding – ‘You’re doing what?’ – My family’s response to my trying to save the house stolen by the Nazis
Thursday, 8th March 2018
Prof. Atina Grossman – Trauma, Privilege, and Adventure in the “Orient”: A Refugee Family Archive
Thursday, 12th April
Dr Martin Doerry – Lifting a taboo: The story of a holocaust victim which has never been told before.
Thursday, 17th May 2018
Prof. Philippe Sands (East West Street: A Personal History of Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity) in conversation with Katrin Himmler (The Himmler Brothers: A German Family History)
We hope that you will mark the dates in your calendars. More information to follow closer to the individual events.