Breslauer Juden 1850–1945. Katalog zur Ausstellung

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Translated title The Jews of Breslau 1850–1945. Catalog for the Exhibition

Josef Joachim Menzel.


Maciej Łagiewski.


Mainz, Germany, 1990. 167 pp., illustrations: 65 b&w, 20 × 21 cm. German.


Rathaus Mainz (13 December 1990–13 January 1991)


A traveling photographic exhibit from Poland on various aspects of Breslau (Wrocław) Jewry. Introductions to the Jews of Breslau and Silesia (Michael Rüdiger Gerber) and to the exhibition (Maciej Łagiewski). The catalog reproduces the 64 exhibition panels, which contain several hundred individually-captioned photographs. Includes material on Breslau’s synagogues, cemetery and Jewish museum. 331 items.


The exhibition was first presented in 1989, under the name “Wrocławscy Żydzi 1850–1945”.

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minor keywords

Antisemitic images/objectsBesamimCemeteries, PolandCemeteries, Wrocław (Breslau)Elijah’s chairElijah’s cupEtrog containersHanukkah lampsHavdalah candleholdersHistorical photographsHolocaustJüdisches Museum, Wrocław (Breslau)Keter TorahKiddush cupsKristallnachtPolandRimmonimSilesiaSukkahSynagogues, PolandSynagogues, Wrocław (Breslau)TassTorah (scroll)Torah Ark curtainsTorah mantles

Other venues

Muzeum Architektury, Wrocław, Poland (March 1989); Rathaus Wiesbaden, Germany (18 January–24 February 1991); Universitätsbibliothek Stuttgart, Germany (11 March–12 April 1991); Jüdisches Kulturmuseum Augsburg-Schwaben, Germany (27 September–30 October 1991)

Catalog from other venue

#1333 (Wrocław)

Related publication

Kühnel, Horst, Juden in Breslau 1850–1945. Beiträge zu einer Ausstellung, 1993. Three speeches given at the exhibition’s opening in Augsburg, and three historical essays on the Jews of Wrocław (Breslau) and Silesia by Josef Joachim Menzel, Maciej Łagiewski, and Michael Berg.

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