A Holiday in Times of Crisis

Last Wednesday marked the beginning of the Passover holiday. Just like other members of the German Department, Liliane Weissberg is currently in home isolation, in her case as the Anna-Maria Kellen Fellow at the American Academy in Berlin. On April 8, she celebrated a seder for one. She was not alone, however. The event was documented for the American Academy by Mathias Buhrow (see photograph) and by Ellen Maria Gorrissen Fellow Kevin Jerome Everson, a well-known photographer and film maker focusing on the Black working class, and the legacy of Slavery in America. Everson produced a series, “Seder for One, American Academy in Berlin, April 8, 2020.” The photographs will enter the collection of the Jewish Museum in Berlin.