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A Man Digging
Date:Tuesday, February 4, 2020
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
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Organization: Museum of Jewish Montreal & Goethe-Institut Montreal
Open to public
: Museum of Jewish Montreal
Address: RC01-4040 boul. St-Laurent, Montreal, QC, CA, H2S2S2
Contact: Alyssa
[email protected]
Phone: 5148409300

Presentation and Discussion with the Author Michael Blum Moderation: Sonja Finck Michael Blum's book "Oranienstraße Ausgrabungen, Eine Verschronik" tells the story of a building in Berlin-Kreuzberg, Oranienstrasse 10/11, and the life of the Baum family from the middle of the 19th century until today. Everything begins as in a fairy tale: A man and a woman, born on the same day, fall in love with each other and have five sons over the next two decades. We follow the lives of their descendants from integration to persecution and exile to Rome, Haifa, Buenos Aires and Washington DC. Embedded in a web of other narratives - the architectural history of the building, the social history of Berlin, Kreuzberg's alternative and protest culture, housing feudalism and gentrification, the Jewish sports club Bar Kochba and the development of muscular Judaism - and related historical figures such as Max Nordau, Folke Bernadotte, Konrad Zuse or Aras Ören, we follow the voice of the author-cum-researcher to the present day.

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