German "Weihnachtsbazar"


You are cordially invited to our annual “Weihnachtsbazar” in keeping with German tradition.
There will be delicious German Christmas foods and more!

 Friday, December 2nd
7 PM @ Porter House

 We look forward to seeing you there!

The Music of Nietzsche - Concert

You are cordially invited to join Hilary Budwey '13  for an evening concert:

"The Music of Nietzsche"

 Friday, December 2 at 5:00 PM in Porter House

 Nietzsche is most commonly known as a rather uncommon philosopher. A lesser known fact about him is that he was also a composer. A presentation and concert of his works will take place on December 2nd at 5pm in Porter House. All who are curious about Nietzsche as philosopher-musician are invited to attend.

The concert is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

Göttingen Abend - Junior Year Abroad in Germany

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at 9 pm @ Porter House


Are you interested in spending a semester or two at one of Germany's leading universities? Join us for an informational meeting to find out more about the Amherst College Junior Year Abroad Program at the Göttingen University.

Our two teaching assistants from Göttingen as well as former exchange students will be there to answer your questions and share their experiences. We will also show a short movie about the town and university and explain how the program works.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Family Weekend Reception

You and your family are cordially invited
to a reception with

 The Department of German


 Friday, November 4
 3-5 p.m.

 Barrett 202, Library

 Refreshments will be served

The Vilna Ghetto Theater: Yiddish Poetry Set to Music (1941-1943)

Sponsored by The Center for German and European Studies at Brandeis University invites you to attend

Thursday, September 8, 2011 at 7pm

in Rapaporte Treasure Hall (Goldfarb Library) Brandeis University

On Sept 6, 1941, the Germans established a ghetto in Vilna (then the occupied Republic of Poland--today Vilnius, Lithuania) where they forced about 40,000 Jews to work 10-hour shifts on starvation diets. In January 1942, a theater opened in the Vilna Ghetto. Though some were initially hesitant to embrace the undertaking, the theater performances were a huge success with the suffering ghetto inmates. For a few hours they offered the relief of laughter and tears.

In commemoration of the ghetto's establishment 70 years ago we are presenting moving and witty excerpts from the four revue shows composed by gifted composers and lyricists.

Sophie Michaux, voice
Eugenia Gerstein, piano
Susanne Klingenstein, lecture

Sophie Michaux was born in London. She is currently studying voice at the Longy School of Music with Anna Gabrieli. Although Ms.Michaux is concentrating on the classical opera repertoire, her richmezzo-soprano also makes her a sought-after soloist for jazz and tango ensembles. Eugenia Gerstein was born in Moscow, Russia. She taught at the Music Teachers' College in Voronezh, where she chaired the Department of Music Theory. Since leaving Russia in 1994, Eugenia Gerstein embarked on a career in music education and choral conducting. Susanne Klingenstein was born in Germany. After studying at the University of Heidelberg and Brandeis University, she pursued Yiddish literature and postgraduate work in American literature at Harvard University. In 1991 she earned a PhD in American Studies. She teaches philosophy and history of medical culture at the Harvard Medical School. She is a regular contributor to Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung and is currently writing an introduction to Yiddish literature for Beck Verlag in Munich.

Contact: Sabine von Mering

The same concert+talk will also be held on Tuesday, September 6 at the Goethe Institut Boston at 6pm (admission $5). For more information, please visit