1700 Years of Jewish Life in German Speaking Lands Exhibit

Dates: October 18 - November 16, 2021
Location: Durham Hall, 1st floor

The year 2021 marks the 1700th anniversary of the earliest document that mentions a Jewish community north of the Alps – an edict issued by Emperor Constantine of Rome permitting the Cologne city councilors to oblige Jews to hold public office. 

The Leo Baeck Institute – New York | Berlin (LBI) established the Shared History Project: 1700 years of Jewish life in German-speaking lands to demonstrate how the history of Jews in this region has been deeply intertwined with the history of the majority population for close to two millennia.

This event is co-sponsored by the School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies, School of International Letters and Cultures and the School of Politics and Global Studies.