On Thursday 13 June from 6pm BST  we are collaborating with the Leo Baeck Institute on a talk about Jewish life in contemporary Germany with Professor Dani Kranz. Germany is home to Europe’s third largest Jewish community. Yet surprisingly little is known about them. After the Shoah, about 15,000 German Jews returned to Germany or emerged from hiding. The growth of the Jewish population in Germany after 1945 was due entirely to immigration, which is somewhat counter intuitive. Who are the Jews who live in contemporary Germany? How do they live out their Jewishness? What Jewish cultures did they bring with them, and what kind of Jewish culture is forming in Germany?

Dani Kranz is the incumbent DAAD Humboldt chair at El Colegio de México, Mexico City, and an applied anthropologist and director of Two Foxes Consulting, Germany and Israel. Her expertise covers migration, integration, ethnicity, law, state/stateliness, political life, organisations, memory cultures and politics as well as cultural heritage.

The event will be held in Room G3, Ground Floor, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU. Places at Senate House are strictly limited and must be reserved by booking your ticket via Eventbrite here or you can email the Leo Baeck Institute at [email protected]. The event will be followed by a small wine reception.

If you wish to attend the event online, you can join here:  at the appointed date and time, wait to be admitted by the host and follow the instructions on your screen. If you have any difficulty joining us on the night, please contact [email protected] and a member of staff will be able to assist you.

Online participants are also requested to inform the Leo Baeck Institute of their intention to take part prior to the event by emailing [email protected]. This will help them to prepare in advance for participant numbers and management.

This event is part of the lecture series Outsiders in German-Jewish History organised by the Leo Baeck Institute London in cooperation with the German Historical Institute London. More information here.


13 June - 13 June
Time 18:00 - 19:30
Senate House Malet Street
London, WC1E 7HU

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