Being Jewish in the New Germany

Jan 19, 2006

Reception at the Carnegie Endowment for Peace

AICGS, the German Historical Institute, and the German Information Center, Washington cordially invite you to a reception marking the publication of: 

Being Jewish in the New Germany 

Professor Jeffrey M. Peck
(AICGS Senior Fellow, Director of Culture and Politics Program and Professor, Communication, Culture and Technology, Georgetown University) 

Commentary provided by
Dr. Jackson Janes (Executive Director, AICGS)
Rabbi Andrew Baker (Director of International Affairs, American Jewish Committee)
Dr. Lily Gardner Feldman (Senior Fellow, AICGS)
Mr. Andreas Krüger (First Secretary (Political), German Embassy) 

Thursday, January 19, 2006
5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Choate Room, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
1779 Massachusetts Avenue, NW 

Being Jewish in the New Germany by Jeffrey M. Peck describes the development of Jewish life in Germany since the fall of the Wall and unification. Focusing on Berlin, the book addresses the dramatic changes in the Jewish Community in particular and Jewish life in general since the influx of immigrants from the former Soviet Union that has transformed a dying community into the third largest and fastest growing in Europe. He pays particular attention to the impact of the Holocaust, American and Israeli influences, as well as writers, journalists, and exhibitions that represent Jewish life in a country in which a specific notion of being "German" is being questioned by an increasingly diverse population. Concerned with these broader questions of minorities and multicultural life in Germany, Peck discusses comparisons made between Jews and Turks and the changing notion of diaspora in the wake of globalization. 

Copies of the book will be available for purchase.