The Ph.D. Program in History

at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York

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10/22 – Carol Kahn Strauss, Erosion of the Rule of Law in Nazi Germany

Carol Kahn Strauss served as Executive Director of the Leo Baeck Institute for over two decades. In 2010, she gave the Leo Baeck Medal to German Chancellor Angela Merkel. In 2005 she was given the German Federal Order of Merit by Foreign Minister Joschka Fischer, and in 2015 was presented the Commander’s Cross of the German Federal Order of Merit by Consul General Brita Wagener. She has worked with the Council on Foreign Relations, the Hudson Institute, the Ford Foundation, and the 20th Century Fund. She received her BS from Columbia University and her MS from Hunter College of CUNY. She was born in New York; her father had been the president of the district court in Dortmund, Germany, when the Nazis expelled him from his post in 1934.


Carol Kahn Strauss will be introduced by David Gill, German Consul General in New York.​


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This talk is co-sponsored by the Belle Zeller Fund, the CUNY Academy, & the Greater NY Area Fulbright Association.


Organized by the DAAD Alumni Association 



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