Join us in exploring these great communities at their peak. Learn about the tragic events that wiped out the bulk of these two worlds... and encounter their contemporary challenges
Prague & Berlin: "A Tale of Two Cities"
We will follow the trajectories of these great and beautiful cities, each in its time playing a unique role in Jewish life, and both succumbing to the great madness that almost led to the destruction of European Jewry.
The seminar explores the ways that each city has dealt with its past, dealing also with political change and reintegrating into the surrounding societies: Berlin has become the symbolic phoenix of European Jewish life, while Prague allows us access to the precious legacy of central European Jewish life, ironically due to the Nazis' intention to create a Museum of the Extinct Jewish Race.
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