In the organizer's words:
The biggest corporate crash in U.S. history begins in 1844 with a journey from Bavaria to Alabama: From Rimpar in Bavaria, Heyum Lehmann, son of a Jewish cattle dealer, sets foot in the land of opportunity for the first time. Like his homeland, he leaves his name behind. In the New World, he becomes Henry Lehman, who opens a small fabric store in Montgomery. He is followed by two of his brothers. This is the beginning of a breathtaking rise over three generations and 150 years: from the drapery trade to the founding of his own bank to the top of the New York financial world. At the same time, the expansion of the family business sheds light on incisive events in American history. The War of Secession, the triumph of the railroad and automobile industries, the Great Depression, the Vietnam War and the dawn of the computer age are all inextricably linked with the moves and decisions of the Lehman empire.
In 2008, the investment bank "Lehman Brothers" collapses and heralds the beginning of a global financial and economic crisis, the consequences of which the world has not yet overcome. With suspense and clever wit, Stefano Massini, one of Italy's most important contemporary dramatists, tells of 150 years of world history and the myth of a powerful family.
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8.00 - 22.00€