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Panel Discussion

Andreas Kilcher, Nicholas Sawicki. Chaired by Daniel Wildmann.

Over 100 completely unknown drawings by Franz Kafka of fascinating figures, shifting from the realistic to the fantastic, the grotesque, the uncanny and the carnivalesque have been made accessible in Prof Andreas Kilcher’s highly acclaimed book Franz Kafka: The Drawings.

The drawings illuminate a previously unknown side of the quintessential modernist author. Three fascinating stories can be told about Kafka’s drawings: the story of their transmission, the story of Kafka as a draftsman, and the story of his drawing in relation to his writing. 

Yonatan Nir, Naomi Shepherd, Dorothea Hauser 

Online Panel: Philanthropist, Rescuer, Collector: Remembering Wilfrid Israel 

To celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Wilfrid Israel Museum in the Kibbuz HaZorea, we would like to warmly invite you to an online panel discussion commemorating the enigmatic philanthropist Wilfrid Israel, an internationally renowned and well-connected Jewish businessman who was significantly involved in the rescue of Jews from Nazi Germany after the Kristallnacht (Night of Broken Glass): 


Philanthropist, Rescuer, Collector…

This event has been cancelled as a precautionary measure due to the Coronavirus outbreak. 

Jew Süss and Jud Süss - Film Screening and Panel Discussion 

This event is organised by the Pears Institute for the study of Antisemitism, the Birkbeck Institute for the Moving Image and The Wiener Library, in association with the Insiders/Outsiders Festival and the German Screen Studies Network. 

The two versions of Jew Süss and Jud Süss were produced with very different intentions, the 1934 film was made by…

Neil Gregor, David Aaronovitch, Maiken Umbach. Chairs: Daniel Wildmann, David Feldman

In Germany, until this year, it was illegal to print copies of Adolf Hitler's Mein Kampf. The State of Bavaria held the copyright and banned publication of the book. In January 2016 the copyright expired and the Institute for Contemporary History in Munich published a scholarly edition which runs to two enormous volumes, complete with a lengthy introduction and copious annotation. The first print run was sold out before the publication date. In the UK, by contrast, Nazi literature is freely available and, unlike in Germany and Austria, there is no law against Holocaust denial.…