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The Bennett Center for Judaic Studies hosts a variety of lectures and programs throughout the academic year. Joan and Henry Katz Lecture in Judaic Studies. “The Rise and Destruction of the Jewish Fashion Industry, Berlin 1836 – 1939” Speaker: Uwe Westphal, journalist, and author, Fashion Metropolis Berlin (2019)

Topic “The Rise and Destruction of the Jewish Fashion Industry, Berlin 1836 – 1939” Description Speaker: Uwe Westphal, journalist, and author, Fashion Metropolis Berlin (2019) Uwe Westphal tells the story of Jewish participation in Germany’s fashion industry and how the Nazi loyalists of fashion contributed to …

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Fashioning a Nation

The exhibition tours the US for some time now and is the first time ever that the history of German fashion is put into context. Until these days Germans did not manage to create such a full picture of how Jewish firms participated in the establishment …

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Manheimer, Levy & Co.

Ein Uni-Projekt will die Geschichte jüdischer Konfektionshäuser in Berlin aufarbeiten Schnittmuster, Stoffe, Karteikarten – alles holten die Nazis in der Pogromnacht aus den Modehäusern, stapelten es vor den Kleiderfabriken am Hausvogteiplatz und zündeten es an. »Wie die Wildschweine haben sie gewütet«, berichtet Uwe Westphal, Journalist und …

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Jazz musicians against Brexit

Jazz musicians at the Berlin Jazzfest, starting next week, take a stand against Brexit. BCCG spoke to Richard Williams, artistic director of Berlin Jazzfest 2017, about British Jazz, new Jazz from Manchester and what worries artists about the Brexit.