Conference on German-Jewish immigration and presence in New York City, May 5 2011

The Jewish Studies Center at Baruch College, together with the Leo Baeck Institute, is sponsoring a day-long conference on German-Jewish immigration and presence in New York City on May 5, 2011.

Three panels and roundtables will be held at the Leo Baeck Institute:

"The German-Speaking Jewish Presence in New York" (10-11:45);

"German-Jewish Troubles with Immigration in the 1930s: A Lesson for Today’s Immigration Debates?" (1:30-3)

"Roundtable Discussion: Memorializing and Representing German-Speaking Jews in New York City Museums and Institutions" (3:15-4:45).

There will be a reception with light refreshments at Baruch College, in the Performing Arts Center, from 6-7 PM. This will be followed by a screening of the film "We were so beloved: The German Jews of Washington Heights" and a discussion with director Manfred Kirchheimer.

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