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Urban Spaces and German Traces: Immigration and Jewish Life in the United States

13. Oktober
18:00 Uhr - 19:00 Uhr

University of Cologne New York Office



Transatlantic Tandem Talk (online), Wednesday, October 13, 12-1 PM EDT (6-7 PM CEST)

For centuries now, immigrants have come to the United States to start a new life. In this virtual Transatlantic Tandem Talk, Prof. Dr. Anke Ortlepp, Professor of North American History at the University of Cologne, and Prof. Lila Corwin Berman, Professor of History at Temple University, will discuss what this means for these individuals’ respective culture and language. Where did immigrant groups settled, and how did they maintain their identity through institutions and philanthropy? Is there still German life in New York City - and what does Jewish urban history look like?

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The Transatlantic Tandem Talks are hosted on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the North America office of the University of Cologne in New York in the year 2021 in cooperation with its partners the Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany in New York, the German Embassy in Washington D.C., Deutsches Haus at NYU, DAAD New York, the German Research Foundation (DFG) North America, the German Center for Research and Innovation (DWIH) New York, 1014 Space for Ideas, the Goethe Institute New York, AmerikaHaus NRW e. V., and Wunderbar Together.