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Sabine Koller (Regensburg)

"Eastern European Jewish Hasidic Worlds: Marc Chagall and Jirí Mordechai Langer"

11.02.2019 19:30  – 21:00 

On Monday, 11 February 2019, Dr. Sabine Koller, Professor for Slavic-Jewish Studies at the Institute of Slavic Studies at the Universität Regensburg as well as Principal Investigator of the Graduate School, will talk about "Eastern Jewish Hasidic Worlds: Marc Chagall and Jirí Mordecai Langer" in the Thon-Dittmer-Palais of the Volkshochschule (VHS) Regensburg. This talk is part of the lecture series "Jewish Life in Regensburg and Central Europe" offered by the VHS's "Open University" in cooperation with the Leibniz Institute for East and Southeast European Studies (IOS).

Prof. Dr. Sabine Koller is also Spokeswoman for the European Union (East-West Center of the University of Regensburg), Director of the PhD Program of the Faculty of Philosophy (University of Regensburg) and Research Dean of the Faculty of Linguistics, Literature and Cultural Studies (University of Regensburg). Her research interests are among other the Eastern Jewish cultural renaissance (literature and painting) and Slavic-Jewish and Yiddish literature in the 19th and 20th centuries.

On the lecture series

In 2019 the newly built synagogue in Regensburg will be opened. This sets an example for the vitality of Jewish culture in the city. The lecture series in cooperation with the Leibniz Institute for East and Southeast European Studies (IOS) will place the history of Jewish life in Regensburg in a broader context. The eastern neighboring regions, with which Regensburg is closely connected, are in the foreground of the lecture series. The lectures make it clear that European history is essentially also a Jewish one. It shows the cultural and political creativity that emerged from the interaction of Jewish communities with their surroundings, as well as the repeated persecution of Jews. Eastern and Central Europe has been the center of Jewish life in the world for centuries, until it was destroyed by the National Socialists and their helpers.

The lectures will take place every Monday at 7:30 p.m. in the reading room of the public library. They are complemented by audio portraits of BR reporter Thomas Muggenthaler.

More information about the series and the lectures can be found on the VHS event website (in German).

Participation: Admission to the lectures is free

Where: Regensburg - Volkshochschule (VHS) Regensburg, Thon-Dittmer-Palais, Haidplatz 8, 93047 Regensburg, Lesehalle

When: Monday, 11.02.2019, 7:30-9 p.m.

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