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09. 11. 2016

Munich ’72 and Beyond

From 09. 11. 2016 - 19:00 to 09. 11. 2016 - 21:00

Maisel synagogue, Maiselova 10, Praha 1

Munich ’72 and Beyond

The Jewish Museum in Prague presents a film screening and discussion of the documentary film "Munich ’72 and Beyond."  


On September 5, 1972, Palestinian extremists infiltrated the athletes’ dorms at the Munich Summer Olympics to take 11 Israeli athletes hostage and eventually murdered them all before being killed or captured by the German police. Awardwinning filmmaker Stephen Crisman revisits that tragic day in chilling detail through new interviews with both Israelis and Palestinians, as well as family members, eyewitnesses, Olympic authorities and government officials. An intensely emotional account of the first act of modern terrorism viewed worldwide as it unfolded, "Munich ’72 and Beyond"  exposes shocking new information about the tragic events and their devastating aftermath, as well as chronicling the four-decade-long struggle to create a public memorial to the victims of the massacre. 

 

Director: Stephen Crisman

Producer: David Ulich, Steven Ungerleider

Executive Producer: Michael Cascio

 

In English. Entry is free of charge.

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16. 10. 2016

Quo Vadis Central Europe?

From 16. 10. 2016 - 16:00 to 16. 10. 2016 - 18:00

Maisel synagogue, Maiselova 10, Praha 1

A discussion within the framework of the annual conference Forum 2000, dealing with the topic of the identity of contemporary Central Europe. In a region that witnessed the revival of democracy a quarter of a century ago after decades of totalitarianism, there is once again a growing chorus of political voices calling for the closure of national borders and for a reassessment of the political orientation towards western democracy. The rhetoric of these political elements is a combination of anti-liberalism, xenophobia and antisemitism, dormant for many years. What is the context for the crisis of democracy in Central Europe and what paths could it take? Among the invited guests are the historian Shlomo Avineri (Israel), the sociologist Jacques Rupnik (France), the journalist Konstanty Gebert (Poland) and the political analyst Péter Krekó (Hungary). The discussion will be moderated by Irena Kalhousová (London School of Economics and Political Science) and will be held in English with simultaneous translation into Czech. Free entry.

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From 09. 10. To 10. 10. 2016

Cinegogue 2016: The Second Sex: Tilly Losch, Stella Simon, Maya Deren

From 09. 10. 2016 - 19:30 to 10. 10. 2016 - 21:30

Spanish synagogue, Vězeňská 1, Praha 1

Cinegogue 2016 turns its attention to Jewish female artists and protagonists who left an indelible mark not only in the realm of experimental cinematography but also in the realms of photography (Stella F. Simon, Maya Deren), dance (Tilly Losch, Maya Deren), and film theory (Maya Deren). In this eighth year of the Cinegogue program we go for the first time beyond 1929, considered the definitive end of the silent era, to present short films that were intentionally shot as silent experiments focused exclusively on cinematic language. All the films will be accompanied by new scores specially composed for the program and performed by Berg Orchestra and arranged by its artistic director and conductor Peter Vrábel.

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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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