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Kafka's Last Trial: A lecture by Benjamin Balint

The Azrieli Institute hosted Benjamin Balint, a fellow at the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute, for a guest lecture on May 21, in collaboration with the Goethe-Institut Montreal and the Montreal Jewish Public Library. Balint’s talk was based on his recent book Kafka’s Last Trial: The Case of a Literary Legacy. On the day of the talk, the government of Germany handed over a large number of documents from the long disputed Kafka collection to the State of Israel. Balint’s forthcoming book, co-authored with Merav Mack and Frederic Brenner, Jerusalem: City of the Book, deals  with the history of libraries in Jersualem.

B. Balint, H.Krosnick, Katja Melzer, Csaba Nikolenyi The author with the organizers. Standing from left: B. Balint, H.Krosnick (President of the Jewish Public Library), Katja Melzer (Directrice, Goethe-Institut Montreal), and Csaba Nikolenyi (Director, Azrieli Institute of Israel Studies).

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