(The Central Park West facade of the Spanish and Portuguese Synagogue) Janet R. Kirchheimer is a writer whose Holocaust-related poetry was praised by Nobel Laureate Elie Wiesel. She serves as a docent for tours of The Spanish and Portuguese Synagogue — Congregation Shearith Israel — on Central Park West at West 70th Street. In this interview, I catch up…

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The Israeli filmmaker Arnon Goldfinger is a true cinéaste, whose films have won many prestigious awards. His revelatory documentary THE FLAT narrates his discovery of his German-born grandparents’ — the Tuchlers’ — unusual history with a Nazi, Leopold von Mildenstein. For The Journal for the Study of Antisemitism, I wrote a commentary on THE FLAT. In this…

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(Photo by Harry Zernike) Sebastian Moll is a German-born writer resident in New York City. He reports on New York and the U.S. for a wide range of prestigious German publications including Spiegel online and the Frankfurter Allgemeine. Recently, I caught up with Sebastian for this interview. 1)  How did you first become interested in…

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Prominent author and film scholar Noah Isenberg will appear at the Leo Baeck Institute in New York City on Tuesday, September 13, 2016 to introduce a free screening of Billy Wilder’s film MENSCHEN AM SONNTAG (PEOPLE ON SUNDAY) and then again on Thursday, September 15 to introduce a free screening of Edmund Goulding’s GRAND HOTEL, adapted from…

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On Wednesday, September 14, 2016, author and Fairfield University Professor of History Dr. Gavriel D. Rosenfeld will deliver remarks about Duki Dror‘s film MENDELSOHN’S INCESSANT VISIONS in connection with a screening of the movie at the Leo Baeck Institute, NYC. The film is about the influential German-Jewish architect Erich Mendelsohn. The event is free to the…

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