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Open for Registration: Online Programme 22 November 2021featured

By AEJM / Ana Cahen-Eden on

Dear all, You can now sign up for the one-day online alternative to the postponed AEJM Annual Conference of 2021. There will be no need to purchase a ticket for this event – the programme we offer is free of charge for AEJM members as well as for external guests wishing to join us. The Annual General Meeting for AEJM members will take a similar form as last year in the afternoon. Registration for the event is required and is open until Friday, 12 November. Register here. The AEJM Annual Conference 2021 has been postponed to the first half of 2022.  View the programme here.

  1. Update from the Jewish Museum London

    By AEJM / Ana Cahen-Eden on

    In March 2020, just as Covid-19 arrived in the UK, the Jewish Museum London announced its new Interim Director, Frances Jeens. The Museum quickly… | Read more »

  2. Confronting Antisemitism: Activating Archives, Libraries, and Museums in the Fight Against Antisemitism

    By AEJM / Ana Cahen-Eden on

    Presented by: Center for Jewish History & jMUSE Date: Sunday, October 17, 2021. Location: Online International Symposium Confronting Antisemitism’s unprecedented, public, international gathering of cultural leaders, scholars, and… | Read more »

  3. Jewish Soldiers & Fighters in WWII

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    Organised by: The Blavatnik Archive Foundation & jMUSE Dates: November 14-15, 2021 Location: Online International Virtual Conference Amidst the bloodshed and destruction of World… | Read more »

In the Labyrinth of the Times: with Mordechai W. Bernstein through 1700 years of German-Jewish History

On display at Jewish Museum Munich

Mordechai W. Bernstein (1905–1966) worked for the “Yiddish Scientific Institute” (YIVO) in Wilno which relocated to New York in 1941. He was commissioned by the YIVO to trace documents and objects which had been looted during the Nazi era. Between 1948 and 1951 he visited some 800 places in his search for vestiges of German-Jewish culture. He published the results of his findings in three volumes written in Yiddish and, as such, created a musée imaginaire for a German-Jewish culture which had been destroyed. The exhibition shows 18 objects which Bernstein tracked down, and juxtaposes Bernstein’s viewpoint, from the perspective of the immediate post-war period, with that of the present day. The range of objects reflects the diversity of German-Jewish culture. The exhibition on the first level starts with the oldest of the objects: An oil lamp from Antiquity decorated with a menorah which was, for a long time, at the center of a… | Read more »

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