Welcome to the LBI London
The Leo Baeck Institute London is devoted to the study of German-Jewish history and culture. The LBI is an independent charity and aims to preserve and research this history by organizing innovative research projects, Fellowship programmes, and public events. Through the lens of German-Jewish history, the Institute seeks to address some of the most topical and timely questions of our times.
Conception of Heimat in Jewish Visual History and Culture
A lecture series organised by the Leo Baeck Institute London in cooperation with the German Historical Institute London.
The lecture series examines the German-Jewish and European-Jewish notion of Heimat and its diverse and changing visual representations and interpretations during the course of history. It looks at the subject through a prism of visual media, such as the arts, photography, film and fashion, as well as literature and social media, etc.
This season’s speakers will be:
Thursday, 11th February 2021, 6.30 pm – Online event*
Thursday, 18th March 2021, 6.30 pm – Online event*
Thursday, 22nd April 2021, 6.30 pm – Online event*
Thursday, 14th October 2021, 6.30 pm
Thursday, 11th November 2021, 6.30 pm
* Due to current restrictions the first three lectures of this series will be held online. Please check our website (www.leobaeck. co.uk) closer to the date of the event for a Zoom link to participate in this talk or alternatively register with us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Admission is free but we would appreciate if you could inform us in advance of your intention to attend by contacting the Leo Baeck Institute, London on email@example.com, thus enabling us to prepare for participant numbers and management.
As soon as this will be possible again, lectures will be held at: German Historical Institute, 17 Bloomsbury Square, London WC1A 2NJ. Places at the GHI are strictly limited and must be reserved in advance by contacting the Leo Baeck Institute London. Admission is free. Lectures will begin promptly at 6.30pm. Latecomers may not be admitted.
For more information on this season’s lecture series please refer to the leaflet here.
The Leo Baeck Institute will be closed for the holidays from Thursday, 24th of December 2020, to Wednesday, 6th of January 2020. We wish you all the very best for the festive season and a very happy New Year! Stay safe.
In order to animate and lift the spirit during these uncertain times the Leo Baeck Institute London is once more delighted to invite you to join our LBI Film Club. This online project offers interesting and thought-provoking fiction films linked to the German-Jewish and Israeli experience which we hope you will enjoy.
The LBI Film Club’s fourth offering is:
Hanna’s Journey (Germany/Israel, 2013)
Ambitious Berliner Hanna (Karoline Schuch) decides that if she is going to succeed in business, she will need some volunteer service on her CV. So she heads to Israel to work with the disabled. Itay (Doron Amit), the Israeli social worker supervising her volunteer work, picks on her with cynical comments on German history, whilst obviously flirting with her. Hanna initially reacts with rejection, but as her interest in her own family history grows, so does her attraction to Itay. Probing the effects of the Holocaust’s looming shadow on third generation Israelis and Germans, the film skilfully weaves the personal and the political, illustrating how they are inextricably linked.
Further LBI Film Club screenings will be announced via our LBI website, Facebook page (Leo Baeck Institute London), Instagram (@leobaeckinstitutelondon), and Twitter (@lbi_london) in the future. Please keep checking!