Senior Fellow Alexander Busold and his colleagues from the Her.Tietz Initiative are organizing a webinar on Addressing Antisemitism one Year After the Attack in Halle.
Antisemitism never went away in Germany. Now, it resurges – both covertly and increasingly in public. The intensifying antisemitic hate speech is also followed by acts of violence: In Germany, between 2017 and 2019, the antisemitic acts of violence doubled (Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution; 2020). The pianist Igor Levit and the author Lena Gorelik will discuss about Antisemitism in Germany today – and the actions that need to be taken now.
The event will be held in German, with professional English live translation. The discussion will be followed by a Q&A session, during which webinar participants can ask questions to Igor Levit and Lena Gorelik.
On the event „Tietz Lecture on Addressing Antisemitism“
The annual lecture series is named after the Jewish merchant Oscar Tietz, founder of the department store chain „Hermann Tietz“ (whose name was later changed to „Hertie“). In the 1930s, the Nazis forced the Tietz family out of their company through a combination of antisemitic repressions. The assets of the charitable Hertie Foundation, that is amongst others funding the Hertie School, originate from the sale of the Hertie department store chain.