In 1963, in line with its academic understanding of truth, justice, and freedom, Freie Universität Berlin founded the first Institute of Jewish Studies in Germany. During the following decades the institute evolved into a center for Jewish studies that draws attention both nationally and internationally. Numerous prominent scholars conducted research and taught there, including: Jakob Taubes (1963–1978 as director; died 1987), Marianne Awerbuch (1978–1982 as director; died 2004), Michael Brocke (1988–1996; winner of the Moses Mendelssohn Medal), and Joseph Dan (1993–2003; 1997 winner of the Israel Prize).
The events are being sponsored by the Jewish Museum Berlin, the Axel Springer Foundation, the Center of Jewish Studies Berlin-Brandenburg, the Embassy of Israel, and the Ernst Reuter Society of Friends, Supporters, and Alumni of Freie Universität Berlin.
Time and Location
Piano Recital featuring works by Mendelssohn Bartholdy & Lombardi
- Monday, June 16, 2014, 8:30 p.m.
- Jewish Museum Berlin, Lindenstraße 9–14, 10969 Berlin; subway station: Hallesches Tor (U1, U6) and Kochstr. / Checkpoint Charlie (U6)
David Grossman talks with Prof. Giulio Busi about "Israeli Literature Today"
- Tuesday, June 17, 2014, 6 to 8 p.m., Freie Universität Berlin, Habelschwerdter Alle 45, 14195 Berlin; subway station: Dahlem-Dorf or Thielplatz (U3)