Book Presentation

Jewish Diplomacy and Zionist Politics: Richard Lichtheim in the Age of World Wars

Book presentation and reception within the framework of the Historikertag

Andrea Kirchner, Emissär der jüdischen Sache, Eine politische Biografie Richard Lichtheims, Göttingen 2023

Andrea Kirchner (ed.), Von Konstantinopel nach Genf. Quellen zum Wirken Richard Lichtheims, Göttingen 2022.

For decades, Richard Lichtheim represented the interests of the Jewish national movement and the Yishuv. During the First World War, he worked to prevent the expulsion of the Jews from Palestine. During the Second World War, he was one of the first to recognise that the National Socialists aimed at the systematic extermination of European Jewries. In a moderated discussion, Yfaat Weiss (Jerusalem/Leipzig) and Markus Kirchhoff (Leipzig) will discuss two new publications on the topic with the author and editor Andrea Kirchner (Berlin).

Afterwards, the organisers invite you to a reception with the opportunity to view the exhibition »Jewish Album« with photographs by Rita Ostrovska.

Wednesday, 20 September 2023, 7.30 p.m.
Dubnow Institute, Leipzig

in cooperation with the project »European Traditions – Encyclopedia of Jewish Cultures« of the Saxon Academy of Sciences and Humanities in Leipzig