Leo Baeck Institute
The Leo Baeck Institute is named after Leo Baeck, the last public representative of the Jewish community in Nazi Germany, and was founded in 1955 by the Council of Jews from Germany. It is the mission of the Institute to preserve for posterity the history and culture of German-speaking Jewry.
The London LBI organises a broad range of events such as lecture programmes and international conferences, both in the UK and abroad, as well as funding fellowships. The Institute has recently established two research professorships to investigate the role of German-speaking Jews in 19th and 20th century academe.
In its role as an educational charity the London LBI provides information to the general public, advises scholars and students engaged in research on German-Jewish history, collects archival material for the New York Leo Baeck Institute, acts as referee to organisations funding scholarships, vets manuscripts submitted to publishers in the UK, Germany and the United States, and acts as examiner for doctoral and masters candidates in British universities.
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European Leo Baeck Institute Lecture Series, London 2016–17 The Legacy of the Left and Israel: 1967-2017
- 16 March 2017 6:30-7:30pm
The panel will discuss the complicated and multi-layered relationship of the European left with Zionism and the State of Israel, examining this broad subject from a historical perspective and shedding light on the different debates in various European countries.
Nick Cohen Prof David Feldman
The Observer and Birkbeck, University
The Spectator of London
Prof Christina Späti Dr Peter Ullrich
University of Fribourg, Technische Universität
Switzerland Berlin, Germany
Chair: Dr Daniel Wildmann, Leo Baeck Institute London/Queen Mary University of London
German Historical Institute London
17 Bloomsbury Square
Underground: Holborn, Russell Square; Bus: 1, 7, 8, 19, 25, 38, 55, 59, 68, 91, 98, 134, 168, 171, 188, 242, 243, 521, X68
Admission is free but places are strictly limited and must be reserved in advance by contacting the Leo Baeck Institute, London (email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 020 7882 5690).
Leo Baeck Institute
2nd Floor, Arts Two Building
Queen Mary, University of London
Mile End Road
020 7882 5690
020 7882 6901