• 21 December 2014
    Lecture-concert on Jewish modernist culture in 1920s Berlin
    • 21 December 2014, 19:00

    In the aftermath of World War I, Berlin became attractive for very diverse groups of population from the devastated Eastern Europe. During the relatively short period, until the mid-1920s, Berlin also was the major European center of the multilingual Jewish culture. The city served as a temporary asylum for many writers, artists, journalists, actors and publishers from Kiev, Odessa, Vilno, Warsaw, Lviv. The encounter between "East" and "West" produced an extraordinary flourishing of Yiddish culture, which was enriched by modern ideas, themes, and images.