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

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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: info@leobaeck.co.uk or phone: 020 7882 5690

To view the full invitation, please click here

European Leo Baeck Institute Lecture Series: The Legacy of the Left and Israel: 1967-2017

We are very happy to announce our panel discussion as a part of the European Leo Baeck Institute Lecture Series:

The panel will discuss the complicated and multi-layered relationship of the European left with Zionism and the State of Israel, examining this broad subject from a historical perspective and shedding light on the different debates on various European countries.

 

Panelists

Nick Cohen 

The Observer and The Spectator

 

Prof David Feldmann

Birckbeck University of London

 

Prof Christina Späti

University of Fribourg, Switzerland

 

Dr Peter Ullrich

Technische Universität Berlin, Germany

 

Chair: Dr Daniel Wildmann, Leo Baeck Institute London/Queen Mary University of London

 

Organised by the Leo Baeck Institute London

in collaboration with the German Historical Institute London

as part of the European Leo Baeck Institute Lecture Series

 

6:30pm, 16 March 2017

Venue: German Historical Institute

17 Bloomsbury Square, London WC1A 2NJ

 

Admission is free. Places are limited and must be reserved in advance by contacting the Leo Baeck Institute London

e: info@leobaeck.co.uk, t: +44 (0) 20 7882 5690

European Leo Baeck Institute Lecture Series, London 2016–17

The Legacy of the Left and Israel: 1967-2017

A lecture series organised by the Leo Baeck Institute London in cooperation with the German Historical Institute London.

This season´s topic intends to discuss the complicated and multi-layered relationship of the European Left with Zionism and the State of Israel. We will examine this broad subject from a historical perspective and will shed light on the different debates in various European countries. 

 For more information on this lecture series please refer to our leaflet here

 

Third lecture in the series:

Dr Michel Dreyfus (University of Paris)

Two Lefts in France: Divisions over Zionism and Israel

6.30pm, 26th January 2017

 

The Balfour Declaration (1917) boosted Zionism in France. Although the movement enjoyed the support of the Socialists in the inter-war period, it was denounced by the Communist Party (CP) and the ultra-left. The creation of the State of Israel marked the beginning of a new era. While support for Israel grew strongly among French socialists from 1954 due to their opposition to Nasser’s politics in Algeria, the CP took a more critical stance. Post 1967 changes in the French-Israeli relationship left the left sharply divided: While the Socialists continue to support Israel unconditionally, the CP backs the Arab countries. This vigorous debate continues until today.

 

Michel Dreyfus is a Historian and Research Director at the CNRS (Centre d’histoire sociale du XXe siècle-Université de Paris 1). He has written about the Dreyfus Affair and published numerous books on the history of the French and the international labour movements. His work L’antisémitisme à gauche. Histoire d’un paradoxe (1830-2009) appeared in 2009 (2nd ed. 2011).

 

Lectures will be held at the German Historical Institute London, 17 Bloomsbury Square, London WC1A 2NJ and begin at 6.30pm.

 

Admission is free but places are strictly limited and must be reserved in advance by contacting the Leo Baeck Institute, London (email info@leobaeck.co.uk or phone 020 7882 5690).

 

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