Salon discussion with Eastern European Jews

Salon talk

With Prof. Dr. Verena Dohrn, Dr. Rebecca Seidler, Dr. Elena Solominski and Deniz Kurku

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Salon talk

At the end of our event series “Helping means living”, we would like to talk to selected experts about the immigration of Eastern European Jews to Germany in the past and present in a salon discussion on the topic “Developments, challenges and opportunities of the migration and integration of Eastern European Jews in Germany from 1917 to the present”. The aim is to look at overall developments as well as discuss the challenges and opportunities of migration and the integration of immigrants.

As always, visitors to the event can take part in the discussion by asking their own questions and making short contributions.

The discussion partners are:
Prof. Dr. Verena Dohrn, historian, publicist
Dr. Rebecca Seidler, Chairwoman of the State Association of Jewish Communities of Lower Saxony
Dr. Elena Solominski, Chairwoman of the Jacob Teitel Academy
Deniz Kurku, Lower Saxony State Commissioner for Migration and Participation

Gereon Kuriewicz, Konrad Adenauer Foundation, and Eliah Sakakushev-von Bismarck, Villa Seligmann, will moderate the event.

The event will be accompanied by music from Prudence Nugroho (piano).

To the exhibition:
After the Russian Revolution of 1917 and the bloody civil war that followed, thousands of Jews fled from Russia to Germany. Here, a life of poverty and social marginalization often awaited them. With the Association of Russian Jews, Jacob Teitel (1850-1939) organized material support and never lost sight of the most important thing: human dignity.

Free admission. Seats with live broadcast in the Great Hall

Prior registration in our webshop, by e-mail to
or by telephone on 0511-844 887 200 is required. The number of places is limited.

Admission is from 60 minutes before the start of the event.
Donations are requested in connection with a visit to the exhibition.

Logo Konrad Adenauer FoundationThe exhibition and the accompanying program in the Villa Seligmann are presented in cooperation with the Konrad Adenauer Foundation (Political Education Forum Lower Saxony).

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