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Synagogues in Germany: A Virtual Reconstruction
Start Date: 1/29/2017 All Day
End Date: 3/4/2017
Event Description:
The exhibit, Synagogues in Germany: A Virtual Reconstruction, is a large and interactive German multimedia exhibition brought to Winnipeg by the University of Manitoba, the Freeman Family Foundation Holocaust Education Centre, and the German government.

Exhibit hours:
 From Jan. 29-Mar. 4, 2o17, open weekly on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m; Tuesday, 9 a.m. – 9 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Admission: Free
Location: Mennonite Heritage Centre, 600 Shaftesbury Blvd.
Please note: Group visits can be arranged, as can guided tours, by emailing Synagogues [dot] Germany [at] umanitoba [dot] ca. A complete schedule of exhibition-related events, themed tours by experts, and general tours for the public, will be made available later in January 2017.

Public Programming

Admission to the exhibition and all events are free and open to everybody interested. Lecture Series (in Presentation Room, upper level of MHC Gallery)

All lectures will be between 30 and 45 minutes long with subsequent discussion. Exhibition guides are available after lectures for questions on the exhibition.

Sunday, February 12, 2 p.m.

  • Belle Jarniewski (Holocaust Education Centre of the Jewish Heritage Centre of Western Canada / International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance): The Impact of the Shoah on Jewish-Christian Dialogue

Tuesday, February 14: 6 p.m.

  • Prof. Stephan Jaeger (German and Slavic Studies, University of Manitoba): German Public Memory of the Third Reich and the Holocaust between 1945 and 2017

Sunday, February 19, 2 p.m.

  • Sharon Graham (History, University of Manitoba): Reform Judaism from Hamburg to Cincinnati to Winnipeg

Tuesday, February 21: 6 p.m.

  • Prof. Adam Muller (English, Film & Theatre, University of Manitoba): Cultural Genocide in Comparative Perspective

Sunday, February 26: 2 p.m.

  • Prof. Ralph Stern (Architecture, University of Manitoba): Stolpern: Disrupting Narratives of Spatial Appropriation

Wednesday, March 1, 5:30 p.m.

  • Prof. Benjamin M. Baader: (History & Judaic Studies, University of Manitoba): The Resurgence of Jewish Life in Germany Today

Public tours guided by specialists

Each tour  is about 1 hour and no prior booking is needed, just meet in the foyer of the MHC Gallery.

  • Sunday, February 5, 2 p.m.: Guided tour with Sharon Graham (History, University of Manitoba)
  • Tuesday, February 7, 7 p.m.: Guided tour with Prof. Alexandra Heberger (German and Slavic Studies, University of Manitoba)
  • Sunday, February, 12, 1 p.m.: Guided tour with Esther Hein (German, University of Manitoba)
  • Tuesday, February 14, 7 p.m.: Guided tour with Emma Mikuska-Tinman (German, University of Manitoba)
  • Sunday, February 19, 1 p.m.: Guided tour with Michelle Lietz (English, University of Manitoba)
  • Tuesday, February 21, 7 p.m.: Guided tour with Nicholas Mckenzie (Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Manitoba)
  • Sunday, February, 26, 1 p.m.: Guided tour with Malak Abas & Braeden Hafichuk (University of Manitoba)
  • Saturday, March 4, 3 p.m.: Guided tour with Prof. Stephan Jaeger (German and Slavic Studies, University of Manitoba)

Exhibit Location: Mennonite Heritage Centre Gallery, Canadian Mennonite University
600 Shaftesbury Blvd, Winnipeg

Location Information:
Off Campus
Contact Information:
Name: Drs. Stephan Jaeger and Adam Muller
Email: synagogues.germany@umanitoba.ca
Synagogues in Germany
Attachments For This Event:
    > Exhibition Poster
    > Information Pamphlet
Audience:
  • General Public
  • Event Type:
  • Cultural
  • Event Sponsor:
  • Arts

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