Two leading Swiss actors from stage and screen, Stefan Kurt and Friederike Wagner, bring Kurt Hirschfeld’s biography and work to life with a reading of select letters from Kurt Hirschfeld’s complete correspondence, which is preserved in the Archives of Leo Baeck Institute, New York. Texts selected by: Dagi Knellessen / Christoph Leimbacher. With opening remarks by Corine Mauch (Mayor of Zürich), Raphael Gross (Director, Leo Baeck Institute London and Jüdisches Museum Frankfurt), und Bernard Blum (Trustee of the Leo Baeck Institute London and nephew of Kurt Hirschfeld).
Matinee: Sunday, March 8, 2015
Konferenz: Monday, March 9, 2015
Chair: Daniel Wildmann (LBI London / Queen Mary College, University of London)
Chair: Frank Mecklenburg (LBI New York)
"A man who finds himself stalked by predjudice" – The friendship between Kurt Hirschfeld and Max Frisch (as well as Friedrich Dürrenmatt)
"This is Dr. Kurt Hirschfeld, chieftain of the courage Züricher Schauspielhaus…“—Bertolt Brecht, Kurt Hirschfeld and the Schauspielhaus Zurich
Peter Pulzer (All Souls College, Oxford)