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1) Music and Middle East Pain: "The Death of Klinghoffer" (1991)

Lecture by Composer Tamar Muskal

Thursday, February 19, 2015 at 4:00 PM

Music 115

Israeli-born composer Tamar Muskal received her M.A from Yale University. She has received many prestigious awards, including a Guggenheim in 2009. She composed “The Yellow Wind,” inspired by David Grossman’s book.

2) Film Screening: The Last of the Unjust (Dir. Claude Lanzmann)

Followed by a discussion with Jewish Studies Faculty

Tuesday, March 5, 4:30PM-6:45PM

55 Roessler

Light refreshments will be served

The Last of the Unjust (2013) is a French documentary directed by Claude Lanzmann (Shoah) based on interviews with Rabbi Benjamin Murmelstein.   Murmelstein was the Chief Rabbi of Vienna and worked closely with Eichmann. He was the last head of the Jewish Council (Judenrat) in the Theresienstadt concentration camp.  Accused of collaboration after the war, he lived out his life in exile, in Rome.

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Jewish Studies Faculty in the News!

Jewish Studies Faculty in the News!

Watch an interview with Emanuel Ringelblum Professor of Jewish History David Biale:

With a resurgence of anti-Semitism across Europe, promoting Jewish culture can be a powerful vehicle for confronting anti-Semitism and strengthening a positive Jewish identity. Here in Germany, the Jewish Studies Department at Frankfurt University continues its highly respected conference series on the cultural history of the Jews with American historian David Biale, a leading international expert on Jewish history and culture. With Jewish communities now present in 75 countries, Jewish culture and Jewish identity are beginning to play an increasingly larger role in a globalized, multicultural world.