Simon Dubnow Lecture

Kontingenz. Das Jüdische Palästina und der Zweite Weltkrieg

21st Simon Dubnow Lecture

Registration and Participation

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On Thursday, 12 May 2022, 6 p.m., the 21st Simon Dubnow Lecture will take place in the lecture hall of the Bibliotheca Albertina. Dan Diner will speak on the topic »Kontingenz. Das Jüdische Palästina und der Zweite Weltkrieg«.

The Simon Dubnow Lecture has taken place annually every November since the year 2000. It is hosted in a festive format at a central location in the city, for example in the Alte Handelsbörse or the Bibliotheca Albertina. The institute invites prominent scholars to Leipzig to illuminate the history of Jews in the context of general history before both a scholarly and general audience.

The speakers have to date included Saul Friedländer addressing current developments in Holocaust research, Atina Grossmann addressing Jews in postwar Europe, Jan Tomasz Gross addressing the Kielce Pogrom of 1946, and Renée Poznanski addressing Eastern European Jews in the Résistance. The annual lectures are generously supported by the Fritz Thyssen Foundation.

12 May 2022, 6 p.m.
Bibliotheca Albertina, Lecture Hall

The Simon Dubnow Lecture is supported by the Fritz Thyssen Foundation.