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12:00 pm

Remembering the Fall of the Berlin Wall: From German Unity to a New Beginning

November 4, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Luthern Child and Family Services, 1525 N Ritter Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46219
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The Indianapolis Warburg Chapter, the Indiana Council on World Affairs, and the Foundation for Lutheran Child and Family Services will host a discussion and reception with Tobias David, Chief of Staff to the Lord Mayor of Leipzig on “Remembering the Fall of the Berlin Wall: From German Unity to a New Beginning.” Tobias David, born in 1973, grew up in Leipzig (in the former GDR/East Germany) and spent most of his school years under the conditions of the GDR dictatorship. Even as a teenager he was involved in opposition groups under the protection of the Catholic Church and became politically active early on. The Peaceful Revolution of 1989, driven by the peace and civil rights movement, had a lasting impact on his life. After studying political science and communications, he worked for many years as Managing Director of a communications agency. In 2004 he moved to the Saxon State Parliament as Advisor to the Vice-President. Since 2008, he has been the closest strategic advisor to the Mayor of the City of Leipzig. Mr. David was a participant in the ACG’s McCloy Leadership Mission on Urban Affairs and Sustainability in 2016. The Peaceful Revolution of 1989 — which ultimately led to the fall of the Berlin Wall and the reunification of Germany — began in Leipzig. Today Leipzig is not only one of the largest cities in Germany but also the fastest-growing German city. This event is being held under the auspices of Deutschlandjahr USA 2018/2019 - the Year of German-American Friendship, a comprehensive and collaborative initiative funded by the German Federal Foreign Office, implemented by the Goethe-Institut, and with support from the Federation of German Industries (BDI). For more information on the initiative and the more than 1,000 projects that will take place between October 2018 and November 2019, visit This event is held in partnership with The International Center, the Max Kade German-American Center, and the World Affairs Councils of America.

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7:30 pm

Organizer of Antisemitism: The Evolution of the Longest Hatred, part of the Spirit & Place Festival

November 4, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Congregation Beth-El Zedeck, 600 W 70th St
Indianapolis, IN 46260 United States
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Dr. Deborah Lipstadt, an internationally-renowned Holocaust historian, will address the evolution of antisemitism as a paradigm for other forms of bigotry and hatred. Antisemitism is a complex phenomenon with varied manifestations, even in our own time. Anti-Jewish hatred has been expressed through acts of violence, legislation, and religious decree. Dr. Lipstadt will engage us in a conversation on how expressions of antisemitism can lead to a greater understanding of other expressions of bigotry. PRESENTED BY Congregation Beth-El Zedeck and the Kurt Vonnegut Museum & Library ABOUT SPIRIT & PLACE The Spirit & Place Festival (Nov. 1 - 10) celebrates the powerful role the arts, humanities, and religion play in community life. Spirit & Place is a legacy project of The Polis Center and part of the IU School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI. Learn more and check our other festival events at FAQs What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event? Plenty of free parking is available at Congregation Beth-El Zedeck. How can I contact the organizer with any questions? Email Jennifer at or call (317) 253-3441 Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event? No, you do not have to bring your ticket with you.  

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