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Chicago: Lessons from Weimar Germany
May 3 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm EDT
The Chicago Warburg and the Leo Baeck Institute will host a special program with Herbert Quelle, Consul General of Germany in Chicago; Professor Kerry Wallach, Associated Professor at Gettysburg College; and Dr. William H. Weitzer, Executive Director of the Leo Baeck Institute.
The young Weimar Republic in Germany faced signiﬁ cant challenges in the 1920’s and early 1930’s. While democracy in America has a much longer history, there are lessons to be learned from both the similarities and diﬀ erences between Weimar Germany and the United States today. After short pre-sentations about Jewish visibility and experiences during the Weimar Republic and in Nazi Germany, especially the ominous events of 1938, a panel will discuss what lessons might be drawn from the challenges to democratic institutions both then and now.