March 9th, 2009

Conference on Jewish-Russian immigration to Germany

Frankfurt – A conference entitled " Germany of All Places! Jewish-Russian Immigration to the Federal Republic of Germany" will be held at the Jewish Museum in Frankfurt on March 22-24. Vladimir Kaminer has been invited to speak on "New Home". Professor Tobias Brinkmann will discuss Germany 's transformation from a transit country to a country of final destination for Jewish-Russian immigrants. The conference is held in the run-up to an exhibition of the same name that will be opened in March 2010. The organizers state that "since the 90s, the absolute majority of German Jews speak Russian". They believe that the time has come to make a preliminary assessment of the situation and to present the results to the public. (09.03.2009)