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Upcoming Events
Group meeting with speakers in Hamburg

Cultural Study Tour: Enjoy Germany 2019!

Experience three of Germany’s historic cities with professional guidance and a personalized itinerary: Berlin, Hamburg and Lübeck.

Travel dates are the first two weeks in May, 1-14, 2019. In Dr. Gerlind’s capacity as the lead German facilitator and JB’s as co-facilitator, we are offering our experienced travel guidance as well as meetings with local expert speakers, with consideration of your own wish list for sights to see. There’s free time built in, and all group activities are optional, except for the booked travel and speakers’ arrangements in each city. You can expect to join a small group of fellow travelers (8-10 participants) with compatible interests.

We invite you to our info session on Monday, September 24th, 2018 at 18.00 (6:00 p.m. PST). See more details here

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)

German Literature & Film of the Weimar Republic
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI), 835 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94103 • Thursdays, 10:00 - 12:00 noon

Dr. Gerlind will teach this course over a seven-week period at OLLI @ San Franscico State University, downtown campus, starting September 27 through November 8, 2018. Register here.

In this interactive seminar we will read and discuss literature of the Weimar Republic (1919–33), a short-lived period of creative and innovative expression. We’ll explore some of the most popular works, such as Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill’s musical play The Threepenny Opera, Hermann Hesse’s novel Siddhartha, Irmgard Keun’s bestseller The Artificial Silk Girl, Leontine Sagan’s classic film, Girls in Uniform, Anna Seghers’ novella, The Revolt of the Fishermen of Santa Barbara, and Joseph Sternberg’s Blue Angel, as well as compelling poetry by Mascha Kaléko, Gertrud Kolmar, and Else Lasker-Schüler.

2016 Sommerparty Klönschnack (German Conversation Group)
Saturday, October 20, 2018 • 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
RSVP by October 17, 2018

Usually the third Saturday each month in Berkeley. For more information, email Marion or call (510) 430-2673. See the archive for past discussion topics. Download a flier

Photo courtesy of Brigitte Schulze Pilibosian

Mündliche Geschichtsreihe (Oral History Series)
Brigitte Schulze Pilibosian: A Love Affair with Ukraine

Sunday, September 23, 2-4:00 p.m. • Excelsior German Center at the Altenheim, 1699 Excelsior Ave, Oakland, 94602
RSVP by September 17, 2018

Click here for more information about this event.

We invite women and men from our community to share their life's stories and dialogue with the audience, promoting cross-cultural understanding. For more information, email Marion or call (510) 430-2673. Click here for directions.

The Oral History Series is a project of the Gerlind Institute for Cultural Studies, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to building community through dialogue and the arts. All donations are tax deductible to the full extent of the law. Visit our donations page for more information on our wish list, making a donation and membership.


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The Young Karl Marx film poster

Filmnacht (Movie Night)
The Young Karl Marx | Le Jeune Karl Marx, director Raoul Peck, 2018
Saturday, October 27, 2018 •  7:30 p.m.
RSVP by October 19, 2018

Click here for the current showing.

Screenings of a German, or German-related, film. We are showing popular, as well as little-known film gems (in German with English subtitles), followed by a moderated discussion. Alternating months, usually the fourth Saturday, at 7:30 p.m. at the Gerlind Institute for Cultural Studies.

For more information, email Marion or call (510) 430-2673. Click here for directions.