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21.-22.2.23 – Workshop – Die “Jekkes”: Deutsches Leben in Palästina/Israel von 1933 bis zur Gegenwart



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10.4.22 – Research Seminar: Prof. Elad Lapidot: “עמנואל לוינס ויסודות המחשבה היהודית הפוסטקולוניאלית”

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22.3.22 – Research Seminar: Dr Jan Rybak: “Empire, Nation, and Anti-Jewish Violence: Rethinking the Jewish Experience in WW1 Galicia”

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27.12.2021 – Prof. Abigail Gillman: Translation Revolution: The History of German Jewish Bible Translation  

22.12.2021 – Book Launch of our research fellow, Dr. Gilad Sharvit

תרפויטיקה וגאולה: פרויד ושלינג על  החירות .-9.12.2021

“Arendt’s Critique of the Social Sciences and Thinking Teams.” A lecture of our Adjunct Researcher Hovav Akiva Cohen at the conference: Is there Politicization in Today’s Academic World?


21.-22.11.2021 – האם יש מקום לתיקון עולם? כנס לכבוד פרופ’ פול מנדס –

21.11.2021 – YEKKES & YEMENITES

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 November 2021 – Dr. Cedric Cohen Skalli was invited to give three lectures in Italy

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10.11.2021 – Book Launch at the TAU of our Research Fellow Dr. Anat Tzur Mahalel Read More

5-6.7.2021- The Annual Conference for German Studies  

16.6.2021 – 10th Bucerius Lecture

10.6.2021 – The Night of Philosophy in Israel 

9.5.2021 – Defining Antisemitism: Expectations and Fallacies. A Panel Discussion Following the Publication of the Jerusalem Declaration on Antisemitism (JDA)

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5.5.2021 – Masculinity among the German Jews

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27.11.2019 – Research Seminar:  Prof. Ulrich Sieg (Universioty of Marburg, Germany): Power of Will. The World of Elisabeth Förster-Nietzsche. Wednesday, November 27th

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24.-25.11.2019 – International Conference:  The Skepsis and Antipolitics of Gustav Landauer. International Conference for the 100th Anniversary of Gustav Landauer’s death. 

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21.11.2019 – Public Lecture and Research Seminar with Prof. Olivia Guaraldo, 20.11 2019, 14:00-15;30, 21.11.2019, 10:00-12:30, Education Building Room 570, University of Haifa 

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10.6.2019 – International Conference: Kafka Today

6.6.2019 – Research Seminar: Prof. Thomas Meyer (University of Munich)  “Nature, History, Politics. Leo Strauss and Hannah Arendt on the Problems of Modernity” 

16.5.2019 – International Conference: Europ Day –  Migration in Europe: Past, Present, FutureMigration in Europe: Past, Present, Future

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25.4.3 – 4.4.2019 – Research Seminar: Dr. Ulrike Schneider (University of Potsdam), Jewish-German literature in different contexts

27.3.2019 – Research Seminar: Prof. Danny Trom (EHESS, Paris), Towards a Theory of Jewish Political Practice, Research Seminar Wednesday, March 27th, 2019

24.-26.3.2019 – International Conference: Perspectives on Terrorism and Migration in Germany, Europe and Israel: From Discourse to Policy. Haifa and Jer

31.12.2018 – 4.1.2019 – International Week Seminar: 1968 Between East and West, North an South – A Comperative Approach . 


6.12.2018 – Public Lecture: Prof. Gareth Stedman Jones: When did Marx think capitalism would fall? 

6.11.2018 – Public Lecture: Dr. Ralf Balke: The Self-Nazification of the the German Colonies in Palestine.November 6th, 2018, Panel 14:00-16:00, Hecht Auditorium, University of Haifa

9.5.2019 – Ninth Annual Bucerius Lecture – Keynote Spekaer: Mr. Christian Wulff, the Former German President

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15.4.2018 – Film Screening – “We are Jews from Breslau”, Haifa Cinematheque


12.12.2017  – Prof. Kirk Wetters (Yale University): Dominic Word Literature

7.7.2017  – Prof. Alex Guilherme (Pontifida Universidade Catolica do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil): God as Thou and Prayer as Dialogue: Martin Buber’s Tools for Reconciliation

23.3.2017 – Prof. Christoph Schulte:The Haskalah and the Jewish Salonières of Berlin: No Mismatch

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6.9-26.10. 2017 – Masada School Exhibition in Prague

27.7 2017 – “Jewish Holocaust survivors from the prewar first Czechoslovak Republic” – lecture and discussion with Lea Dror-Batalion and Andriy Drach

6.6. 2017 – A toast in honor of Mrs. Sonja Lahnstein-Kandel for earning the honorary degree of a Doctor of Philosophy, Honoris Causa. On this occasion the Bucerius Institute and the Haifa Center for German and European Studies (HCGES) raised with her a toast.


1,12,2016  – Dr. Stefan Vogt: “Subaltern Positioning: German Zionism in the Field of Nationalism in Germany, 1890-1933”

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27.-28.11.2016 The 4th Annual Conference of the International Consortiumfor Research on Anti-Semitism and Racism (ICRAR): “The Classification of Humanity: Defining and Dividing Societies in the Modern Era”.

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26.11.2016 – Dr. Tamar Gazit: In the Talons of the Third Reich. Willy Cohn’s Diary 1933-1941

20.11.2016 – Nationalism and Racism: A Symposium Dedicated to the Publication of Two New Books by Amos Morris-Reich and Stefan Vogt

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27.10. 2016 – Book Presentation: Dr. Anja Siegmund (Ed.): “German and Middle- European Jews in Palestine and Israel. Transfer of Culture, living environments and Identities – Haifa as an Example”

12.10.2016 –Masada School Exhibition in Ingolstadt, Germany

16.6.2016 – Dr. Angelika Timm (Berlin): “Politics and Memory: Israel, the two German states and Austria”

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9.6. 2016 – Dr. Clemens von Goetze (The German Ambassador in Israel): “The Current Crises in Europe and Present and Future of German-Israel Relations”

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1.-3. 6.2016 – Conference: “A Player and not just a Payer? ”The Work of German Political Foundations abroad with a special focus in Israel and the Palestinian Territories”

25.5. 2016 – Prof. Dietmar Goltschnigg (University of Graz): Karl Kraus im Urteil literarischerund publizistischer Kritikliterarischer und publizistischer Kritik

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14.4. 2016 – Mr. Doron Arazi: Ostracism, Acceptance, Admiration: German Brands in Israel between Holocaust Memory and Consumer Pragmatism, 1929-2016

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31.3. 2016 – Dr. Giacomo Petrarca: The concept of silence in Franz Rosenzweig and Henri Bergson: a comparison

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17.3. 2016 – Prof. Derek Penslar: Theodor Herzl, Race and Empire

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15.3. 2016 – Dr. Herbert Lappe: The Holocaust Remembrance in Former East Germany (GDR)

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16.3. 2016 – Conference: New Gatekeeper in a Globalized World? The Israeli Transparency Bill

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7.1, 2016 – Prof. Richard Wolin: Metapolitics”. Anti-Semtism and the History of Being in Heidegger’s Black Note Books

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June 17th, 2015  – Dr. Fernando Vidal: Endangerment, Biodiversity and Culture

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June 11th, 2015  – Prof. Margaret Olin, Yale University: The Art of Describing. Redundancy, Transformation, Impersonation

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June 3rd, 2015  – Eight Annual Bucerius Lecture – Prof. Manfred Lahnstein50 Years German-Israeli Relations & 15 Years Bucerius Institute

June 3rd, 2015  – Farewell for Lea Dror Batalion

May 25th, 2015  – Dr. Sasha Dehghani, Research Department of the Baha’i World Centre Haifa: From the Templers in Haifa to the Temple in Frankfurt – A Century of German Baha’i History

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May 6/7th, 2015 – Europe Day 2015, hosted by the HCGES in cooperation with the Bucerius Institute and the School of Politics Gallery

March 19th, 2015 – Prof. Sander Gilman, Emory University Atlanta:The Jewish Body and the other Protruding Organs

Book review in Hebrew:,

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March 11th, 2015 – Tuvia Tenenbom: Jewish Theater of New York: Catch the Jew

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January 28th, 2015 – Prof. Pierre Jorris: Two Folds. A Poetry Reading with NIcole Peyrafitte and Pierre Jorris

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January 15th, 2015 – Prof. Atina Grosmann, The New York University: Defining “Survivors”. Jewish Refugees in the Soviet Union and Iran

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January 8th, 2015 – Prof. Jack Jacob, The New York University: The Frankfurt School, Jewis Lives and Antisemitism

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December 18th, 2014 – Prof. Robert Howse, The New York University: Leo Strauss, A Man of Piece

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December 11th, 2014 – Dr. Elad Lapidot, Freie Universität Berlin, “The Translation of Philosophy from German into Hebrew: Sein und Geist” 

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December 4th, 2014  – Dr. Michael Dauderstaedt, Friedrich Ebert Foundation: Inequality and Growth: The Case of Germany

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November 11th, 2014 – Dr. Cathy Gelbin, University of Manchester: Hotel Patriots? German-Speaking Jews in Modern Cosmopolitanist Thought

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November 6th, 2014 – Prof. Wolfgang Lauterbach, University of Potsdam: Educational, Social Mobility and Wealth

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June 12th, 2014 – Law Enforcement and Free Speech in the Information Ecosystem

May 26th-28th, 2014 –Photographic Imagination: “Influence of Photography on the Imagination by Historians, Historians of Art and Historians of Science”

May 15th, 2014 – Europe Day 2014 hosted by the HCGES in cooperation with the Bucerius Institute, the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, the International School and the DAAD at the University of Haifa

January 12th-14th, 2014 – International Affairs and the Politics of Memory: German-Jewish-Israeli Relations after the Holocaust


November 14th, 2013 – A pipe organ recital performed by Steffen Schlandt, hosted by the Bucerius Institute and the HCGES in cooperation with the Romanian Cultural Institute

June 9th, 2013 – A film by David Bloom “Stolpersteine” (2013)

June 2nd, 2013 – Tribute in Honor of Prof. Manfred Lahnstein at the Festive Opening Plenary Session of the 41st Meeting of the Board of Governors

February 26th, 2013 – Daniela Dahn, Journalist and author, Presentation of her movie Zeitschleifen: Im Dialog mit Christa Wolf, with following discussion


November 12th, 2012 – Georg Simmel: How is Society Possible? Published by Hakibbutz Ha-Meuchad pub. house, 2012, editor and introduction: Dr. Amos Morris-Reich.

December 10th, 2012 – Screening of “Der Ruf” at the Jerusalem Jewish Film Festival (9.-14.12.2012); Cinematheque Jerusalem, hosted by the Bucerius Institute, Haifa; The Goethe Institute, Israel; The Richard Koebner Minerva Center, Jeruslaem; The Leo Baeck Institute, Jerusalem

November 8th, 2012 – Exhibition Keep Me in Mind” by Prof. Christina Friedrich (Berlin), recovering the testimonies of Holocaust survivors in the form of drawings

October 31st, 2012 – Theater Perfromance: “Unruhige Zeiten”זמנים לא שקטים by the Yafo Theater and the Fleischerei Theater, Vienna; under the direction of Eva Brenner

October 15th-16th, 2012 – The 2012 Minerva-Gentner Symposium: The Study of Jewish Biological Difference After 1945

June 27th-28th, 2012 –Literature and Hybridity: Literature of the Jeckes

June 21st, 2012 – “Denken mit Hermann Cohen” – Judaism as a Question: A Philosophical Revolution in Judaism and a Jewish Revolution in Philosophy?

June 3rd , 2012  – Seventh Annual Bucerius Lecture – Prof. Manfred Lahnstein, ISRAEL-GERMANY: Evolving Basis of a Special Relationship

May 29th, 2012 – The Holocaust Survivor Caught between the Juridical and Medical Professions

May 16th, 2012 – Intermediary Liability in the Digital Age

May 9th, 2012 – Literary Evening with Dr. Maximiliane Jäger-Gogoll and Dr. Johannes M. Becker in cooperation with the Gottlieb Schumacher Institute, “Schlage die Trommel und fürchte dich nicht…!”

April 18th, 2012 – Mr. Oren Cahanovitc, Haifa, Lecture in cooperation with the Gottlieb Schumacher Institute, From the Normandy to Stalingrad: An Attempt to Follow the Trail of the Second World War“

April 18th, 2012 – Festive Opening of the Exhibition The Jewish Vocational School Masada Darmstadt 1947-48 at the Museum of Science (Madatech) in Haifa

March 14th, 2012 – Mr. Gil Gordon, architect and city planner, Jerusalem, Lecture in cooperation with the Gottlieb Schumacher Institute, About the Conservation Works of the Schneller Compound in Jerusalem“

February 15th, 2012 – Dr. Giora Sarid, Academic Coordinator of the Gottlieb Schumacher Institute, University of Haifa, Lecture in cooperation with the Gottlieb Schumacher Institute, On Prussian Historians and German National Identity“

January 11th, 2012 – Malka Haguel-Spitzberg, Am HaZikaron, Institute of Science and Heritage of the Jewish People, Lecture in cooperation with the Goethe Institute, Tel Aviv and the Gottlieb Schumacher Institute, The Families of the Frankfurt Ghetto and their Descendants Today“

January 4th-5th, 2012 – Global Memory of the Holocaust? Memories of the Destruction of European Jews in Global Context (II)


November 17th, 2010 – German Memorial Landscape of the Holocaust and WWII

October 26th-28th, 2010 – Concepts of “Race” in the Humanities

March 21st, 2010 – Globalization, Migration, Multiculturalism in Contemporary German-Speaking Literature

January 5th, 2010 – Childhood During the Holocaust and After: Germany, Palestine, Poland


December 17th, 2009 – The Legal Protection of the State: Offences Against the State

May 7th, 2009 – Queer experiences during the Third Reich and the Holocaust

March 28th – 31st, 2009 – Looking at Iran: Perspectives on Contemporary Iran and Iranian Culture in Germany and Israel (included cultural events at the Haifa Cinemateque)


January 17th, 2007 – Liberalism – a Bold Expression? Reception of Liberalism in the Israeli Intellectual Discourse


December 19th, 2006

Jews and Poles in the Public Space

June 22th, 2006

Fear: Anti-Semitism in Poland After Auschwitz

May 21st, 2006

Beyond Enlightenment – Iconic Jews Entrapped in the 20th Century


May 9th, 2005

Encounters: Germans between the Holy and the Lande


December 13th-14th, 2004

Russian Jews in Germany in the 20th and 21st Century

Centre for German-Jewish Studies, University of Sussex, Bucerius Institute, Leo Baeck Institute London

December 19th-20th, 2004

Jews in a Multi-Ethnic Network

June, 4th-5th, 2004

Europe and Israel: What Next?


June 1st, 2003

Migration and Remigration: Jews in Germany after 1945

November 2th-3rd, 2003

Deadly Neighbors

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December 11th-12th, 2003

GIF: German-Jews-Czech: The Case of the Czech Lands


July. 1st-2nd, 2002

Challenging Ethnic Citizenship: German and Israeli Perspectives on Immigration.