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A sensation when it was released twenty-‐five years ago, Shoah has long since passed from “mere” documentary to attain a far higher rank, that of one of the most important historical works created in the late twentieth century. New Print of Shoah screenings at the Pacific Film Archive Sunday, February 20, 11:30 am Part 1 Sunday, February 20, 5:15 pm Part 2 Saturday, February 26, 5:00 pm Part 1 Sunday, February 27, 1:00 pm Part 2
Presented by the Jewish Studies Program Sponsored by The Joseph and Eda Pell Endowed Fund for Holocaust Studies Thursday, February 24 (5 pm, Morrison Library) Back “Home”? The Return of Jewish Intellectuals to Germany after the Holocaust Michael Brenner , Professor of Jewish History and Culture, University of Munich Brenner taught previously at Indiana and Brandeis University and was visiting professor at the universities of Budapest, Haifa, Paris, Stanford, Berkeley, Luzern, and Johns Hopkins. He is presently a visiting DAAD fellow at the American Institute of Contemporary German Studies in Washington. Among his book publications are A Short History of The Jews (Princeton UP 2010, German 2008) Prophets of the Past: Interpreters of Jewish History (Princeton UP 2010, German 2006) Zionism: A Brief History (2003, German 2002), The Renaissance of Jewish Culture in Weimar Germany (1996, German and Hebrew translations), and After the Holocaust: Rebuilding Jewish Lives in Postwar Germany (1997, German 1995). He is co-‐author of the four-‐volume German-‐Jewish History in Modern Times (1996-‐98). In 2007/08 he served as the Ina Levine Invitational Scholar of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington. He is the International Vice-‐President of the Leo Baeck Institute and a member of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences.
Thursday, April 28, 5 pm, Heyns Room, Faculty Club In honor of Holocaust Remembrance Day When the Music Stopped: The Spoliation of Europe's Musical Property, 1933-‐1945, and 21st Century Concerns Carla Shapreau, Adjunt Professor, Boalt Law School Shapreau teaches Art and Cultural Property Law and has an appointment as a Visiting Scholar in the Institute of European Studies, where she has been engaged in cultural property research. Ms. Shapreau's legal practice has an emphasis in intellectual property, art, and cultural property law. She has represented a wide range of clients in the arts including museums, artists, collectors, academic institutions, non-‐profit entities, and galleries. In addition to her legal pursuits and academic research, Ms. Shapreau is also a violin maker.
The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life at The Bancroft Library was established in 2010 after the transfer of the Judah L. Magnes Museum to the University of California, Berkeley. Its remarkably diverse archive, library and museum holdings include art, objects, texts, music, and historical documents about the Jews in the Global Diaspora and the American West. As one of the preeminent Jewish collections in the world, it provides highly innovative and accessible resources to both scholars and visitors. The Magnes's new home in downtown Berkeley (Fall 2011) will accommodate deep research, as well as offer the general public a place to gather for exhibitions, lectures, performances and other events that foster community, learning, and growth.