Before/After: Jewish Lives in Berlin; Max Weber Conference; Deutsches Haus Recommends:

Tuesday, December 1, 6:30 p.m.

Before/After: Jewish Lives in Berlin


Deutsches Haus at NYU presents a talk by Sharon Adler on Jewish life in Berlin before and after the Holocaust and by artist Shlomit Lehavi on her art project inspired by The Jewish Address Book of Berlin 1931. Sharon Adler serves as CEO of Stiftung Zurückgeben, a foundation which supports the endeavors of Jewish women in arts and sciences including, among many others, Shlomit Lehavi’s project. Their presentations will be followed by a conversation with Professor Susanne Rohr, current DAAD Visiting Scholar at Deutsches Haus, who will discuss contemporary artistic practices examining Jewish life in Germany with Sharon Adler and Shlomit Lehavi.

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Thursday, December 3 – Friday, December 4

Max Weber Conference 2015: “The Power of Constitutional Courts in a Globalizing World” (Part II)


Deutsches Haus at NYU and the NYU Center for European and Mediterranean Studies present the Max Weber Conference 2015 The Power of Constitutional Courts in a Globalizing World (Part II). The conference opens on Thursday, December 3, at 6 p.m., with a keynote speech on The Emergence of Global Law Systems by Saskia Sassen (Columbia University).

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Exhibition on view



Deutsches Haus at NYU presents Apocalypse, an exhibition of photographs by Hans Weiss, which will run through December 22, 2015.

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Deutsches Haus Recommends:


Date: Friday, December 4, 6 p.m. – January 29, 2016
Location: German Consulate General New York
871 United Nations Plaza
New York, NY 10017
Deutsches Haus at NYU recommends the exhibition NEW POTT by Mischa Kuball, which gives an insight into the “multinational and multicultural melting pot that the Ruhr region represents,” by providing “a glimpse into the lives of different generations of immigrants.”

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Deutsches Haus Recommends:

Exile in the Spotlight: Kurt Hirschfeld and German- Language Theater at the Schauspielhaus Zurich

Date: Sunday, December 6, 2015, 2:30 PM
Location: Center for Jewish History
15 W. 16th St.
New York, NY 10011
Kurt Hirschfeld built Zurich into the last bastion of free German theater in the 30s, premiered Brecht’s Mother Courage during WWII, and introduced audiences to Swiss literary giants Max Frisch and Friedrich Dürrenmatt. Theater scholar Wendy Arons (Carnegie Mellon) will present her research on Hirschfeld, and actors will read from his correspondence.

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