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12. 05. 2016

ARTHUR ROTHSTEIN: 20th Century Picture Stories

From 12. 05. 2016 - 18:00 to 12. 05. 2016 - 20:00

Auditorium of the Jewish Museum’s Department for education
and culture, Maiselova 15, Prague 1
 

A lecture by Ann Rothstein-Segan, which will explore in detail the 50-year career of her father – the famous American photographer Arthur Rothstein (1915–1985). During his career, he produced a large number of iconic photographs that document a broad period of American history – from the worldwide economic crisis of the 1930s through to the Reagan administration of the 1980s. The lecture will also focus on a remarkable train of events during which Rothstein took, lost and rediscovered a unique series of photographs that depict the everyday life of Jewish refugees in Shanghai immediately after the Second World War. The lecture is being held as part of a programme accompanying the exhibition Stranded in Shanghai, which will be on display at the Jewish Museum's Robert Guttmann Gallery from May until September. In English. Free admission.
 

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09. 05. 2016

The multifaceted life of Oskar Baum (1883-1941): Gems from his braille papers KOPIE

From 09. 05. 2016 - 18:00 to 09. 05. 2016 - 20:00

Auditorium of the Jewish Museum’s Department for education
and culture, Maiselova 15, Prague 1
 

A lecture by the Dutch researcher Emmy van Swaaij, who over the last few years has focused on an intensive study of the work of the German-language Jewish writer, journalist and music critic Oskar Baum – a close friend of Franz Kafka and Max Brod. Baum was a highly prolific writer and journalist, despite being blind. In addition to his published works, however, there is also a collection of texts that he wrote in Braille. This collection was donated to the Jewish Museum in Prague last year. The lecture will focus on the content of Baum's works in Braille, which are hard to access for the majority of those interested in his oeuvre and in the intellectual life of the famous Prague Circle. In English. Free admission.

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18. 04. 2016

INTO THE NORTH (NA SEVER)

From 18. 04. 2016 - 18:00 to 18. 04. 2016 - 20:00

Cinema Světozor, Vodičkova 41, Prague 1

(Into the North) Director: Natasha Dudinski, CZ-IL, 2015, Czech-Hebrew-English-Danish version / Czech and English Subtitles, 89 min

A group of Czech teenagers sets out on a journey to the North. Without their parents to look after them, they have to rely on each other. That's how their greatest adventure starts. They spend four years in Denmark, an oasis in the midst of raging WWII. More than seventy years later they are ready to tell their story, a coming-of-age refugee story with a happy end, courtesy of thousands of openhearted Danes.


Q&A with the filmmakers will follow after the screening.

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Entry: 110 CZK
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13. 04. 2016

From Antijudaism to Antisemitism, and Back Again? KOPIE

From 13. 04. 2016 - 18:00 to 13. 04. 2016 - 20:00

Auditorium OVK ŽMP, Maiselova 15, 3. floor

A lecture by the U.S. historian Steven Englund (Zentrum für Antisemitismusforschung, Berlin), based on his long-term research into antisemitic movements in Germany, Austria-Hungary and France between 1800 and 1914. This lecture seeks to show that socially repressive behaviour towards Jews cannot be explained solely by referring to social, economic, political, cultural and racial factors, which is currently the prevalent view in the study of antisemitism. An approach that consistently excludes the religion-based sociological imagination cannot explain the violence, irrationality and emotional weight of acts stemming from antisemitism. An adequate historical explanation must systematically take into account conscious, but mainly unconscious, age-old religious factors. The lecture will be in English as part of a loosely connected series on the history of antisemitism. Free admission.
 

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06. 04. 2016

Voices out of Ruins: The Yiddish Writer Mendel Man (1916-1975) KOPIE

From 06. 04. 2016 - 18:00 to 06. 04. 2016 - 20:00

Auditorium OVK ŽMP, Maiselova 15, 3. floor

A lecture by Prof. Sabine Koller (University of Regensburg) on the period immediately after the end of the Second World War, when thousands of Jewish refugees sought a new beginning in a country of perpetrators. Among them was the writer, journalist and painter Mendel Man (1916-1975). This lecture will show the various sides of Mendel Man, who was one of the most important Jewish writers in the post-war period. In his newspaper articles he strictly condemned the Nazi crimes. His poetry gave a voice to those who had lost their lives in the Shoah. With psychological mastery, he looked for a new meaning for humanity in his prose. The lecture will be in English. Free admission.

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14. 03. 2016

Leopold Silberstein – A Slavist and Philosopher in Difficult Times

From 14. 03. 2016 - 19:00 to 14. 03. 2016 - 21:00

Maisel synagogue, Maiselova 10, Prague 1

A lecture on the life and work of the Berlin Slavist and philosopher Leopold Silberstein (1900-1941), given by the Berlin-based Orientalist and historian Konrád Hermann. In the 1930s, Silberstein significantly contributed to the cultural and intellectual life in Prague, where he found refuge from the Nazi terror in March 1933. In connection with his academic work, Silberstein became an active member of the famous Prague Linguistic Circle and also focused on the history and literature of Czechoslovakia, Poland and Russia. Under the authority of the Czechoslovak government, he lectured at the University of Tartu, Estonia, from 1936. He fell victim to Nazi persecution there in 1941. This lecture is being held in association with the Prague Literature House of German-Language Authors. It will be in German with simultaneous translation into Czech. Free admission.

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22. 02. 2016

At the Edge: The "what-now" of Holocaust remembrance - lecture

From 22. 02. 2016 - 18:00 to 22. 02. 2016 - 20:00

Auditorium OVK ŽMP, Maiselova 15, 3. floor

At the Edge: The "what-now" of Holocaust remembrance. As the number of survivors decreases, it is necessary to think of new strategies for retaining Holocaust memory. What is the role of Holocaust memorials and authentic historic sites in this process, most importantly that of Auschwitz, a place most frequently associated with the Holocaust? How should we commemorate the Holocaust in the future? Israeli historian Florence Isenberg will attempt to answer these questions and more in her lecture. In English. Free admission.

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14. 01. 2016

The Ancient Jewish Community of Yemen

From 14. 01. 2016 - 18:00 to 14. 01. 2016 - 20:00

Auditorium Maiselova 15

Thursday 14 January at 6 p.m. The Ancient Jewish Community of Yemen. Photography exhibition opening accompanied by a lecture by the Israeli geography photographer and culture documentarist Naftali Hilger, who has long focused on the Jewish aspects of the Islamic and Arab world. The photographs originate from the years 1987 to 2008 during which time he visited Yemen seven times to document the life of the local Jewish community whose members had not been allowed to leave Yemen for decades. His photographs have been exhibited at the Museum of Islamic Art in Jerusalem and at various Jewish community centres in the U.S.A. In English with simultaneous interpretation. Free admission.

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12. 11. 2015

Hasidim and Haskala in 18th century

From 12. 11. 2015 - 19:00 to 12. 11. 2015 - 21:00

Maisel synagogue, Praha 1, free entrance.

Hasidim and Haskala in 18th century. Lecture by the leading Israeli expert on the relationship between Hasidism and East European Haskala, professor Jonatan Meir (Hebrew University of Jerusalem) concludes the Second Colloquium on Jewish book organized by the Prague Center for Jewish Studies at the Charles University in Prague. This year's topic of the colloquium is East and West as Cultural Categories in Jewish Booklore and Literacy. In English. Free entrance.

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01. 11. 2015

THE RETURN (movie)

From 01. 11. 2015 - 17:00 to 01. 11. 2015 - 19:00

Maiselova 15, third floor, admission free.

THE RETURN (Poland/USA, 83 min., in English and Polish with English subtitles). Screening of a documentary of the same name by a New York filmmaker, Adam Zucker, depicting the unique reality of the Polish Jewish present. In the movie, four stories of women raised in Catholicism who discovered Judaism in their adolescence intertwine. Zucker attempts to depict their struggle to form a live Jewish identity and community in a land which once was an epicenter of the Jewish world. The author will be present at the screening followed by a discussion. In English. Admission free.

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