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Judith Trijtel, Amsterdam 1943. Photo: Annemie Wolff. Copyright: Monica Kaltenschnee, Haarlem Holland / Annemie Wolff © Monika Kaltenschnee

Exhibition: "Lost Stories, Found Images: Portraits of Jews in Wartime Amsterdam"

This exhibition by Annemie Wolff is a common project of the San Francisco Jewish Community Federation in partnership with the Goethe-Institut San Francisco and the Stichting Wolff Foundation, located in Amsterdam. Opening Reception: February 26, 7.00pm, Goethe-Institut San Francisco, ART-Lounge, 530 Bush Street, San Francisco. More...

Exhibition: "The Other Worlds of Werner Herzog"

The special multimedia exhibition, which originally exhibited in honor of Werner Herzog’s 70th birthday in 2012 at the Centre of Contemporary Art Znaki Czasu (CoCA Torun) in Torun, Poland, can be seen at the Goethe-Institut San Francisco, ART-Lounge, from January 15 - February 13, 2015. More...

New 9-week German language classes starting February 17!

Join one of our dynamic group classes to work on the four basic language skills: speaking, listening, reading and writing. In our upcoming term we offer German courses for all levels and conversation courses for intermediate and advanced students. Enroll now and become proficient in German! More...

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