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DISCUSSION
Sunday, January 8, 2:30 P.M.
Intersecting Streams: Jews in Emma Lazarus’ New York

Prof. Hasia Diner, NYU, and Prof. Aviva Ben-Ur, UMass, Amherst

Emma Lazarus’ lifetime was a period of change and challenge in the American Jewish world. Diner and Ben-Ur assess what the Ashkenazi and Sephardic Jewish communities in late 19th-century New York shared and where they diverged.

$10, $7 students/seniors, $5 members

Co-sponsored by the American Jewish Historical Society

Presented in conjunction with Emma Lazarus: Poet of Exiles. Tour the exhibition at 1:30 P.M. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Call 646.437.4202.

   

MLK PROGRAM
Wednesday, January 11, 7 P.M.
Medical Discrimination in America

Prof. Alondra Nelson, Columbia University, and Prof. Susan Reverby, Wellesley College; moderated by Gabriel Sanders, Director of Public Programs

Reverby, an authority on the infamous Tuskegee syphilis study, and Nelson, whose new book chronicles the Black Panthers’ fight against medical discrimination, discuss how racially based medical theories affected the treatment of the African American community both before and after World War II.

$10, $7 students/seniors, $5 members

 

Presented in conjunction with Deadly Medicine: Creating the Master Race. Tour the exhibition at 6 P.M. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Call 646.437.4202.

   

BOOK PROGRAM
Wednesday, January 18, 7 P.M.
At the Edge of the Abyss: Concentration Camp Diary, 1943-1944

(Northwestern University Press, 2012)

By David Koker, edited by Robert Jan van Pelt
Historian Robert Jan van Pelt in conversation with Museum Director Dr. David G. Marwell

While an inmate at Vught, a concentration camp in the Netherlands, Dutch Jew David Koker maintained an almost daily record of his thoughts and impressions. First published in Holland in 1977, the diary is now available in English.

$10, $5 members

   

DISCUSSION
Sunday, January 22, 2:30 P.M.
The Soviet Exodus

Prof. Henry Feingold (“Silent No More”: Saving the Jews of Russia) in conversation with journalist Gal Beckerman (When They Come for Us, We’ll Be Gone: The Epic Struggle to Save Soviet Jewry)

Feingold and Beckerman evaluate the history and legacy of the movement to liberate the Jews of the U.S.S.R.

$10, $7 students/seniors, $5 members

Co-sponsored by the Forward

Presented in conjunction with Let My People Go!: The Soviet Jewry Movement, 1967-1989. The exhibition will be open to program ticket holders from 1:30 P.M. to 2:30 P.M.

   

THEATER
New York Premiere
Wednesday, January 25, 7 P.M.
The Chosen

Adapted by Aaron Posner and Chaim Potok from the novel by Chaim Potok
Staged reading directed by Jonathan Solari

Starring: Andrew Keltz, Andrew Boyer, Max Ruben, Adam Heller, and Matt Carr.


Post-performance Q&A with the director

In 1940s Brooklyn, an unlikely friendship develops between two young Jewish men—one, the son of an influential Hasidic spiritual leader, the other, the son of a renowned Zionist professor.

$15, $12 students/seniors, $10 members


   

DISCUSSION
Sunday, January 29, 2:30 P.M.
The Primo Levi Center Presents
Italian Eugenics: Forging the "New Man”


Francesco Cassata, University of Genoa, in conversation with Alessandro Di Rocco, president, Primo Levi Center

Cassata and Di Rocco discuss the intersection of science and politics in fascist Italy, and how the country's scientific community participated in promoting the notion of “fitness” endorsed by the Mussolini regime.

Free with suggested donation

Presented by the Primo Levi Center, the Museum, the Consulate General of Italy, and the Cahnman Foundation in observance of International Holocaust Remembrance Day

 

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