Upcoming Events

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

In Global Transit Forced Migration of Jews and Other Refugees (1940s – 1960s)

Conference/Symposium | May 22 | 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. |  Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)

 Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, Germany Historical Institute, Pacific Regional Office

Against the backdrop of ongoing debates about global migration and its conse-quences, the German Historical Institute Washington and its Pacific regional office have organized a series of conferences on the history of forced migration and the experiences of refugees in collaboration with the German Historical Institute London and the Beijing and Delhi offices of the Max Weber Foundation....   More >

Friday, May 31, 2019

Gehen|Bleiben. Whether to remain or to leave. A film series focusing on the topic of migration in European documentaries and films: Bezness as Usual

Film - Feature | May 31 | 6-8 p.m. |  Goethe-Institut San Francisco | Auditorium

 Institute of European Studies, Department of History, Goethe-Institut San Francisco, Pacific Regional Office of the German Historical Institute Washington, Alliance Française San Francisco

Filmmaker Alex Pitstra was the love child of a holiday romance between Anneke and younger Mohsen in Tunisia. The couple married and settled in the Netherlands, but Mohsen left his young family and Holland after some years. Alex was raised by his single mother. One day, he receives a letter of Mohsen and decides to visit. In "Bezness as Usual" he attempts to get to know his father and straddle his...   More >