On 3-5 May, the 10th International Joseph Carlebach Conference will be held in Hamburg. This year, the conference will focus on a series of lectures on the topic “fathers and father figures in Jewish history, religion and culture.” The conference is organised by the Joseph Carlebach working group of the University of Hamburg in co-operation with the Joseph Carlebach Institute at Bar-Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel. The opening lecture will be held by Prof. Dr. Alfred Bodenheimer from the University of Basel, who will talk on “The Sacrifice of Abraham. Fathers in the Holocaust”.
Prize-Giving Ceremony Of The Joseph Carlebach Award
Immediately after the conference, the Joseph Carlebach Award will be granted by the University of Hamburg on Tuesday, 5 May 2015, at 15 p.m at Warburg House by the President of the University, Prof. Dr. Dieter Lenzen. With this award, the University of Hamburg commemorates the life and work of Dr. Joseph Carlebach (1883-1942) and honour outstanding scientific contributions to Jewish history, religion and culture. In its sixth year, the Joseph Carlebach Prize 2015 will be granted to Dr. Lea Wohl von Haselberg from the Department of Media Culture for her dissertation “And after the Holocaust? Jewish movie characters in (West) German film and television since 1945“and Özlem Alagöz, Fabian Boehlke, Victoria Wilke, Nikolas Odinius and Thomas Rost from the Department of History for their joint seminar work on “Stumbling Blocks at Grindelviertel – From Name to Biography “.
Commemorating The Last Chief Rabbi Of Hamburg And Altona
Until his deportation to Riga in 1941, Joseph Carlebach was the last chief rabbi of the communities of Altona (1926 – 1936) and Hamburg (1936-1941). The price is also dedicated to his daughter, Prof. Dr. Miriam Gillis-Carlebach, for sustained efforts to achieve understanding, cooperation and shared memory. Miriam Gillis-Carlebach is the director of the Joseph Carlebach Institute of Bar-Ilan University (Israel) and Honorary Senator of the University of Hamburg.
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