Annual Workshop of the Leo Baeck Fellowship Programme 2017/18

The Leo Baeck Institute is happy to announce the first workshop of the Leo Baeck Fellowship Programme 2017/18 from 15th – 18th October 2017 in Brighton

Pictured: The 2017 Fellows with Dr. Guy Tourlamain (2nd left) and Dr. Daniel Wildmann (front right).

The Leo Baeck Fellowship is an international fellowship programme aimed at PhD candidates researching the history and culture of German-speaking Jewry. Every year, in cooperation with the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes, the Leo Baeck Institute London offers to up to twelve doctoral candidates the opportunity to spend a year working on research at the location of their choice. In addition to financial support, the fellowship programme offers its young researchers academic assistance through regularly held workshops, seminars and conferences.

For more information on the workshop in Brighton click on the leaflet below.

Leo Baeck Fellowship Programme 2017/18- Workshop Brighton

For more information on the Leo Baeck Fellowship Programme, click here.

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