Le musée sentimental de Prusse. Eine Ausstellung der Berliner Festpiele GmbH im Berlin Museum

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Translated title The Sentimental Museum of Prussia. An Exhibition of the Berlin Festspiele GmbH at the Berlin Museum
Authors & Curators

Marie-Louise Plessen, Daniel Spoerri.


Berlin, Germany, 1981. 463 pp., illustrated, 20.2 × 20.8 cm. German.




Berlin Museum (16 August–15 November 1981)


The history of Prussia, presented through artist Daniel Spoerri’s concept of a “musée sentimental”—a collection of small, often-non-descript objects that act as documents of historical or art historical events. The section on “Juden” (pp. 185–192) includes a diverse selection of Jewish items: a medieval tombstone, recalling the desecration of Jewish tombstones through their use as building material; a photograph of a Torah curtain from the Old Synagogue in the Heidereutergasse (Berlin), donated by Wilhelm I and adorned with Prussian coats of arms, and an antisemitic caricature. No itemized listing.

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Antisemitic images/objectsBesamimClocks/WatchesHistorical documentsPostcardsPrayerbooks/MahzorsPrinted booksPrints, synagoguesSimon, Henri JamesSynagogues, BerlinSynagogues, PrussiaTombstones, medievalTorah Ark curtains

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