Philanthropist, Rescuer, Collector: Remembering Wilfrid Israel


To celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Wilfrid Israel Museum in the Kibbuz HaZorea, we would like to warmly invite you to an online panel discussion commemorating the enigmatic philanthropist Wilfrid Israel, an internationally renowned and well connected Jewish businessman who was significantly involved in the rescue of Jews from Nazi Germany after the Kristallnacht (Night of Broken Glass):


Philanthropist, Rescuer, Collector: Remembering Wilfrid Israel

A conversation with the filmmaker Yonatan Nir (The Essential Link), Naomi Shepherd (Author of the book Wilfrid Israel. German Jewry’s Secret Ambassador) and Dorothea Hauser (Stiftung Warburg Archiv).

The event will take place via Zoom on the 17th of June 2021 at 6:30 pm (UK time).

Further information about the event and how to register can be found here.


LBI Film Club: ‘The Essential Link’ (Yonatan Nir, IL 2016)

You will have a chance to watch Yonatan Nir’s documentary film The Essential Link ahead of the event in our next LBI London Film Club. To watch the film free of charge between 12th and 19th of June 2021 please click here. A separate invitation to this screening will follow next week.


This tribute event is hosted by the Leo Baeck Institute Jerusalem in collaboration with the Goethe Institute Israel, the Stiftung Warburg Archiv Hamburg, Institut für die Geschichte der Deutschen Juden Hamburg and the Leo Baeck Institute London.


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