Jewish Heritage Europe

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Sep
26
Thu
Romaniote Memories @ Greek Consulate in New York
Sep 26 @ 18:00 – 19:30
Romaniote Memories @ Greek Consulate in New York | New York | New York | United States

Lecture and panel discussion about Romaniote Jews, linked to the exhibition “Romaniote Memories – A Jewish Journey from Ioannina, Greece to Manhattan: Photographs by Vincent Giordano.”

 

 

 

Mar
23
Mon
Reusing Churches. New Perspectives in a European Comparison @ Herrenhausen Palace, Hanover
Mar 23 – Mar 25 all-day

Experts from Germany, The Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland and Great Britain will meet for a Herrenhausen Symposium at Herrenhausen Palace in Hanover to discuss the issue of reusing church buildings for the first time from a European comparative view. The intention is to develop new perspectives.

The target audience are persons responsible in church, monument preservation and politics, academics, members of educational institutions and all those interested in the topic. The symposium addresses an expanded public, convinced that churches are public buildings that ultimately belong to the public. An important aspect of the symposium is the involvement of young scientists and young professionals as well as society stakeholders or volunteers that are active in this field.

The discussions have relevance also for the adaptive reuse of synagogue buildings.

Click here to see details and program

 

Reusing Churches. New Perspectives in a European Comparison @ Herrenhausen Palace, Hanover
Mar 23 – Mar 25 all-day

Experts from Germany, The Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland and Great Britain will meet for a Herrenhausen Symposium at Herrenhausen Palace in Hanover to discuss the issue of reusing church buildings from a European comparative view. The intention is to develop new perspectives.

See details and program at web site

 

Jul
31
Fri
Yiddish Summer Weimar @ Weimar, Erfurt, Eisenach Germany
Jul 31 – Aug 23 all-day

 

Lots of Jewish cultural events and festivals have been cancelled, but Yiddish Summer Weimar is going ahead with a shortened festival — whose workshops etc will take place outdoors and conform to Coronavirus hygiene measures.

Details are still being worked out — check the web site https://yiddishsummer.eu/

 

Sep
10
Thu
Ahava Jewish Culture Festival @ Thuringia state (various towns) Germany
Sep 10 – Sep 20 all-day
Ahava Jewish Culture Festival @ Thuringia state (various towns) Germany | Thuringia | Germany

An annual Jewish culture festival that takes places in several towns in east-central Germany’s Thuringia state, including Erfurt, Jena, Weimar, Eisenach, Gera….

There are concerts, performances, guided tours, “open doors” of synagogues, lectures, and more.

Click here to see the program

 

Nov
9
Mon
Jewish Culture Days @ Gröbzig, Germany
Nov 9 – Nov 16 all-day
Jewish Culture Days @ Gröbzig, Germany | Gröbzig | Sachsen-Anhalt | Germany

Jewish culture festival, with concerts, guided tours of the synagogue and Jewish cemetery, and more. The synagogue in Gröbzig is now a Jewish museum.

Click here to download a pdf of the program

 

 

May
26
Wed
Jewish cemetery Gorizia/Nova Gorica @ Online webinar
May 26 @ 18:00 – 21:00
Jewish cemetery Gorizia/Nova Gorica @ Online webinar

A Zoom seminar about the project to restore the Jewish cemetery of Gorizia, Italy, that now lies across the border outside Nova Gorica, Slovenia. The twin cities will jointly be the European Cultural Capital in 2025, with their shared Jewish heritage playing a role.  In Italian

Click here for details and to register 

Read our 2017 article about the shared Jewish heritage of the towns

Read an Italian perspective about the project

Read a history of the cemetery

Read about the project to restore the cemetery (in English)

Oct
3
Sun
1821-2021: 200 Years of the Haguenau Synagogue @ IUT de Haguenau
Oct 3 all-day
1821-2021: 200 Years of the Haguenau Synagogue @ IUT de Haguenau | Haguenau | Grand Est | France

A day-long conference to mark the 200th anniversary of the synagogue of Haguenau, in France’s Alsace region.

Click here to see the program

 

 

Nov
4
Thu
Orphaned legacy. Jewish cemeteries on both sides of the Oder River @ Berlin City Library - Berlin Room
Nov 4 @ 19:00 – 21:00
Orphaned legacy. Jewish cemeteries on both sides of the Oder River @ Berlin City Library - Berlin Room | Berlin | Berlin | Germany

A conference looking at  the handling of Jewish cemeteries on both sides of the border between Germany and Poland — both in communist East Germany and Poland after WW2 and since 1989 in post-reunification Germany and post-communist Poland. Register by November 2.

Program

Welcome: Dr. Peter Bahl, State Historical Association for the Mark Brandenburg eV, and Dr. Magdalena Gebala, German Cultural Forum for Eastern Europe eV

Introductory presentation On the situation of the Jewish cemeteries in the Soviet Zone and the GDR, Dr. Monika Schmidt, Berlin

Presentation of the project Jewish cemeteries in Poland in the areas of the former province of Brandenburg, Dr. Magdalena Abraham-Diefenbach and Dr. des. Anke Geißler-Grünberg, both Frankfurt (Oder)

Documentary film Jewish cemeteries in Poland , director: Dietmar Barsig, 2009, 4:05 min., Broadcast in Kulturzeit on November 18, 2009; with the kind permission of ZDF

Followed by a panel discussion with Dr. Magdalena Abraham-Diefenbach, Dr. des. Anke Geißler-Grünberg, Dr. Monika Schmidt and Andrzej Kirmiel, director of the Museum of the Meseritzer Land, Międzyrzecz / Meseritz

Moderation: Dr. Peter Bahl

The event will be held in German and Polish and will be interpreted.

Important NOTE

Limited places. To participate in the event, a confirmed registration up to and including Tuesday, November 2, 2021 by email to ger.wei@web.de (preferred) or on the telephone number (030) 413 82 19 (with AB) is necessary. Proof of COVID vaccination is required to enter. A minimum distance of 1.5 m must be maintained. Wearing an OP or FFP2 mask is mandatory for all participants.

A cooperative event between the Chair for Monument Studies at the European University Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder), the Chair for Modern History (German-Jewish History) at the University of Potsdam , the State Historical Association for the Mark Brandenburg eV and the German Cultural Forum Eastern Europe eV

The picture shows: Broken tombstone in the Jewish cemetery in Drossen / Ośno Lubuskie, 2021, © Peggy Lohse

 

Mar
23
Wed
Archéologie du judaïsme en Europe @ Museum of the Art and History of Judaism MAHJ, Paris
Mar 23 – Mar 25 all-day
Archéologie du judaïsme en Europe @ Museum of the Art and History of Judaism MAHJ, Paris | Paris | Île-de-France | France

A wide-ranging conference organized by the National Institute for Preventive Archaeological Research, the German Historical Institute in Paris and the Museum of Art and History of Judaism, 12 years after an earlier conference on “Archaeology of Judaism in France and Europe.”

Experts will evaluate of the progress of archaeological research on European Judaism from antiquity to the 20th century, reporting on the most recent significant discoveries across the continent.

The symposium will offer summaries and case studies on places of worship (synagogues, ritual baths, etc.), the topography of medieval Jewry and modern ghettos, funerary spaces, sites of the Shoah, new methodological approaches and the heritage of the sites studied.

Click for further information, to see the program, and to register

 

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