Pell Lecture Series: Back “Home”? The Return of Jewish Intellectuals to Germany after the Holocaust

Date & Time: 
Thursday February 24, 2011 05:00 PM to 06:00 PM
Morrison Library, UC Berkeley


Pell Lecture Series
Presented by the Jewish Studies Program
Sponsored by The Joseph and Eda Pell Endowed Fund for Holocaust Studies

Michael Brenner , Professor of Jewish History and Culture, University of Munich 

Michael 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), andAfter 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. 


The Joseph and Eda Pell Endowed Fund for Holocaust Studies
Jewish Studies Program, UC Berkeley
The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life
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