Exhibitions

FAMILY BUSINESS
Remembering as artistic motif / motive
22. January – 29. March 2020

Opening: Wednesday, 22 January 2020, 6 p.m.
(free admission, until 7.30 pm)

  • Welcome: Dr. Anja Siegemund, director The New Synagogue Berlin – Centrum Judaicum
  • Greetings: Gerry Woop, State Secretary for Europe, Berlin
  • Opening speech: Dr. Eckhart J. Gillen, art historian and curator, Berlin
  • Text performance: Arnold Dreyblatt, artist, Berlin

 

“I knew it was my job to do something to ensure that this vanished world would not fall completely into oblivion,” wrote Roman Vishniac in the foreword to his photo book A Vanished World (New York 1983). How much unconscious, unknown do we carry – personally or collectively – on our inner shoulders through time? How many of these voids could, once torn from oblivion, evolve into learning opportunities of communication? How is the past present in the present and how does it influence us?

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Charter Flight into the Past

On 10 June 1969, the Berlin Senate passed a resolution “to extend an invitation to visit Berlin to citizens who had been persecuted during the Nazi era and had left the city.”

To mark the program`s 50th anniversary, a special exhibition organized by the Berlin Senate Chancellery and the German Resistance Memorial Center in 2019 highlighted various aspects of this invitation program as it evolved over time.

Es war einmal in Jerusalem.
A Very Personal View. Zeichnungen / Drawings
Gabriella Rosenthal
Palestine-Israel, 1938-1955
10.10.2018 – 22.10.2019

Gabriella Rosenthal

Es war einmal in Jerusalem

Gabriella Rosenthal (1913-1975), mother of Rabbi Dr. h.c. Tovia Ben-Chorin,
was born in Munich, 
Germany and emigrated to British Mandatory
Palestine in 1935 (since 1948, the State of Israel) where she lived until her death.

Her work, in watercolor and ink, includes both straightforward illustrations and
caricatures, which vividly and 
humorously reflect the multicultural daily life of
the many different ethnic groups in the Holy 
Land at that time.

(Deutsch) 07.11.2019 bis 06.01.2020
?!ANGEKOMMEN!?

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(Deutsch) Mai 2020 Robert Capa – Berlin Sommer 1945

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Expelled! Berlin, 28 October 1938.
The history of the “Polenaktion”
8 July – 28 February 2019

As part of the “Polenaktion”, the National Socialists arrested approximately 17,000 Jews on 28 and 29 October 1938 and had them deported to neighboring Poland because they were Polish citizens. In Berlin, more than 1,500 Jewish residents were arrested in their flats or on the street and transported to the German-Polish border.

Most of them were forced to march across the border to the town of Zbąszyń (Bentschen). Mote than 8,000 expelled Jews arrived in this town on 28 and 29 October. They lived in improvised emergency housing in Zbąszyń for up to ten months. Some where permitted to return to the Reich; others were able to immigrate to other countries or to travel to relatives living elsewhere in Poland. After the German invasion of Poland, however, they too fell into the clutches of the occupiers. Many were murdered in the ghettos and camps.

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EMOP-European Month of Photography
ROMAN VISHNIAC
Ein Bild aus Zbąszyń, November 1938
An Image that saved Life
11.10.2018 – 31.12.2018

An Installation for the exhibition „Expelled! Berlin, 28 October 1038“.
The History of the „Polish Action,“ Stiftung Neue Synagoge Berlin – Centrum Judaicum.

Lying on a cot within a detention camp, a girl of German-residing Jewish Polish nationals,
who, on October 28 th, 1938, were deported by German authorities to Zbacyzn,
a Polish border town where they became stranded.

Over fourty years later. In 1983, New York Bronx-resident Netti Kranz discovers this image-and thus herself, as eleven-year-old girl Netti Stub- in Roman Vishinac `s book „A Vanished World“ (1984).

(Deutsch) 8. bis 28. November 2018
Von Innen nach Außen
Die Novemberpogrome 1938 in Diplomatenberichten aus Deutschland

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(Deutsch) 13. September 2017 – 26. Oktober 2017
#BABEL 21
Migration und jüdische Gemeinschaft

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(Deutsch) 04. Mai 2017 – 25. Februar 2018
Berlin 1937 – Im Schatten von morgen
Märkisches Museum

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