An Unlikely Friendship


Germany and Israel:

A story of guilt and an unlikely friendship

Date: July 28 (Thurs)

Time: 12:15 PM

Where: Northbrook Public Library

It is quite obvious that throughout the last six decades Israel and Germany have been connected through the Shoah and its aftermath. What at first glance seems to be a rather unlikely relationship—especially in light of the shared history—has evolved over time into a blossoming friendship and successful economic bond.  In order for this to happen Germany had to face its Nazi legacy and subsequent collective guilt.

In this 90-minute slide lecture, German historian Anette Isaacs discusses how her native country has attempted to cope with the guilt of causing the Holocaust and how this painful but necessary process heralded a new era in German-Israeli relations.


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