Available Jewish Interest Lectures by Anette Isaacs, M.A.:

 

 

The Land of the Perpetrators: The Question of German Guilt

It has been eighty years since Adolf Hitler rose to power and lured millions of willing Germans on to a path of violence and destruction that led to the ultimate break with civilization. Even today, generations of Germans, born after World War II, are still grappling with their country’s –and, in many cases, their own family’s--horrible legacy. Join German Historian Anette Isaacs, M.A., for a fascinating discussion of how the German nation has, over the last almost seven decades, attempted to cope with the guilt of causing the Shoah.

 


“Never Forget!”: Remembering the Holocaust in Berlin and Germany

Next year marks the 80th anniversary of the most fateful event in German history: Adolf Hitler's rise to power which ultimately led to Nazi Germany's horrendous policies of Genocide! Even 68 years after the end of World War Two, historians, authors, and most of all artists are still dealing with this difficult legacy. Encouraged and supported by the German government, they focus on Holocaust education and remembrance in their creative output. Join German Historian Anette Isaacs, M.A., for a fascinating exploration of a multitude of Holocaust Memorials in the country's capital Berlin that will shed light on intriguing artistic representations of the concept of Remembrance in the land of the perpetrators.

 

 

The Long Road "Home": Returning to Germany after the Holocaust.


Much has been written in recent years about the renaissance of Jewish Life in Germany which was primarily caused by a major wave of immigration on part of Jews from the former Soviet Union. While our lecture will explore this particular phenomenon and its consequences as well, we first and foremost want to attempt to find an answer to the question why Jews were coming back to Germany right after World War II. What motives could they have had to return to the "land of the perpetrators"? Join German Historian Anette Isaacs, M.A. as she traces back the long road home that led to a rebirth of Jewish Life in her native country.

 


Germany and Israel—a story of guilt and an unlikely friendship

It is quite obvious that throughout the last six decades Israel and Germany have been connected through the Holocaust and its aftermath. What at first glance seems to be a rather unlikely relationship—especially in light of the shared history—has evolved over time into a blossoming friendship and successful economic bond.  In order for this to happen Germany had to face its Nazi legacy and subsequent collective guilt. Join German Historian Anette Isaacs as she discusses how her native country has attempted to cope with the guilt of causing the Holocaust and how this painful but necessary process heralded a new era in German- Israeli relations.