The opening of a photo exhibition by Rudolf Klein that presents a brief survey of synagogues converted into museums and galleries in Hungary, Austria, Bosnia‐Herzegovina, Czech Republic, Poland, Romania, Serbia and Slovakia. The exhibit runs until January 16, 2020.
The opening includes talks (in English) by Klein, Polish researcher Natalia Romik, and Professor Thomas Gergely.
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The event is organized in collaboration with the Great Synagogue of Europe, the Balassi Institute, the Polish Institute and the Austrian Cultural Forum.
Opening of the Polish-German exhibition “Over the river. History of Jews on the Odra River,” co-organized by the Museum of the Lubusz Land and the German Cultural Forum of Central and Eastern Europe in Potsdam.
The exhibition is devoted to selected aspects of Jewish history on both sides of the Oder River — a borderland area that changed nationality for centuries, and which was a meeting place for the culture of German Jews and the culture of Polish Jews.
From the organizers:
In the nineteenth century, a growing wave of nationalism and anti-Semitism began to threaten the cultural diversity [of the region] and eventually it was destroyed by Nazism. After World War II, the border between Poland and Germany was marked on the Oder and Nysa Łużycka. After the expulsion and displacement of the German population, these lands became a new homeland for Poles. For a short time it seemed that Polish Jews survived the Holocaust survivors in Lower Silesia and Pomerania. Initially, tens of thousands of them settled here, but most of them left the area by the end of the 1960s. Over time, the thousand-year absence of Jews on the Oder fell into oblivion, and its traces blurred or were destroyed. The exhibition tries to save from oblivion and recall these traces.
The exhibition will continue until April 26, 2020.
Lots of Jewish cultural events and festivals have been cancelled, but Yiddish Summer Weimar is going ahead with a shortened festival — whose workshops etc will take place outdoors and conform to Coronavirus hygiene measures.
Details are still being worked out — check the web site https://yiddishsummer.eu/
An annual Jewish culture festival that takes places in several towns in east-central Germany’s Thuringia state, including Erfurt, Jena, Weimar, Eisenach, Gera….
There are concerts, performances, guided tours, “open doors” of synagogues, lectures, and more.
Opening of “House of Eternity,” an exhibit of photographs of Jewish cemeteries in central and eastern Europe, taken between 2004 and 2020 by Marcel-Th. and Klaus Jacobs.
Marcel-Th. and Klaus Jacobs created a photographic documentation of meanwhile 64 Jewish cemeteries in Germany, Poland, the Ukraine an the Czech Republic. The Jewish Museum Creglingen presents 40 selected photographies of this collection. Short characteristics explain the local conditions and the backgrounds of the visited cemeteries.
The exhibit will run until November 2, open on Sundays, 2-5 p.m.
The Frankfurth Jewish Museum reopens after being closed for five years for a total revamp of its core exhibit and expansion of its space with a modern new building.
The new core exhibit presents Jewish history, art and culture in Frankfurt, from the time around 1800 to the present day, with a strong focus on the present.