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Rising Anti-Semitism in Germany and Europe?


November 28, 2019 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Adriana Altaras
Actress, Theater Director and Writer, Germany
Conflict Management, Failing States and Peacebuilding Series. Supported by the Steven Muller German Chair in German Studies and by the Jack and Carol Wasserman Fund for Ethnic Conflict Studies
Adriana Altaras is an actress, theater director and writer, widely known in Germany and beyond.

Altaras was born in Zagreb, SFR Yugoslavia to Jewish parents. Due to political persecution in 1964 she escaped from Zagreb to Italy, where she lived for a few years, and then in 1967 moved to Germany.

Altaras graduated from the Berlin University of the Arts and completed her academic studies in New York City.

In 1984 she co-founded the Western Stadthirschen theater in Berlin. Since then she has worked as an actress, director and writer at several prominent German theatres, and as an actress in numerous movies and TV productions.

She has received many prizes, including the Theater Prize of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia, the Deutscher Filmpreis Award, the 2nd Audience Award Friedrich Luft in Berlin and a Silver Bear for acting, in 2000.

Altaras worked with Steven Spielberg's Shoah Foundation as an interviewer and lecturer.

She is the author of a number of works of drama and fiction, which are well known in Germany, including Tito‘s Brille - Die Geschichte meiner strapaziösen Familie (Marshall Tito‘s Glasses - The Story of my exhausting family) (2011); Doitscha - eine jüdische Mutter packt aus, (The Ugly German - a Jewish mother talks..) (2014); Die Jüdische Souffleuse (The Jewish prompter) (2018).

She lives in Berlin with her two sons.
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Location: Penthouse

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