On Thursday 13 June from 6pm BST onwards 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.

Lectures will be held in Room G3, Ground Floor, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU. They will also be streamed live on Zoom. Places at Senate House are strictly limited and must be reserved by contacting the Leo Baeck Institute London at [email protected] and copy in [email protected].

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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