The Blog is Back! July News – Important Panel Discussion Tuesday, July 19 @ DCJCC

The Friedrich Ebert Foundation, the American Jewish Committee as well as the Washington DCJCC’s Theater J and Department of Dialogues & Public Affairs cordially invite you to a panel discussion on:
“Collective Memory –
German-Jewish Relations Today”
Dietmar Nietan
German Parliament
Andrew Baker
American Jewish Committee
Magdalena Scharf
Action Reconcilation Service for Peace
Ari Roth
Theater J

Tuesday, July 19th, 2011 / 6:00-8:00pm

Washington District of Columbia Jewish Community Center (DCJCC)
 1529 16th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036
   [ Parking is available in the Washington DCJCC’s parking lot or at Colonial Parking, 1616 P Street, NW ]
More than 60 years after the Holocaust, the Nazi era and its consequences are still present in German politics and culture. However, the relationship between Germans and Jews has undergone significant changes in the past decades. As the generation of the perpetrators, victims and witnesses is passing away, the third German generation since WWII is confronted with the challenge of understanding the past, while trying to deepen German-Jewish relations in the future. At the same time, the German Jewish population is still facing challenges of integration and anti-Semitism.
What impact does the Holocaust have on German-Jewish relations today? How does the third German generation deal with guilt, responsibility, and reconciliation? What does the discourse look like between the second and the third generation? What policies can help in improving integration of the Jewish population and in fighting anti-Semitism?
Please join us and our distinguished panelists as we explore these and other questions of contemporary German-Jewish relations.
6:00 pm          Light Refreshments
6:30 pm          Panel Discussion followed by Q & A
The discussion will be moderated by Pia Bungarten.
Please RSVP by contacting Knut Panknin at or 202-408-5444.