Die Rothschilds. Eine europäische Familie

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Georg Heuberger.


Helga Krohn, Fritz Backhaus.


Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 1994. 15 pp., 208 pp., illustrations: 58 col., 110 b&w, 24 × 17.2 cm. German.


3799512072 (German edition); 3799512071 (English edition)


Jüdisches Museum Frankfurt, Germany (11 October 1994–27 February 1995)


Publication accompanying a monumental exhibition on the Rothschild family and their activities, presented on the 250th anniversary of Meyer Amschel Rothschild’s birth, and the 1200th anniversary of the city of Frankfurt. Preface by Jacob Rothschild. Exhibition in five main sections, focusing on: Mayer Amschel Rothschild’s rise from the Frankfurt Judengasse, the family’s success in five European cities, their carefully-constructed self-image (and negative portrayal in the press), business activities, support of Jewish settlement in Palestine and the State of Israel, persecution by the Nazis, and contribution to the development of the city of Frankfurt in the 19th C. Unnumbered itemized listing in companion volume. Several hundred items.

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Court JewsEretz IsraelGermanyHevra Kadisha pitchers/tankardsHomes/Residences, JewishOppenheim, Moritz DanielPostcardsScrolls of Esther, casesTobacco/Snuff boxesTorah Ark curtainsTorah ArksTzedakah boxes/containersWedding ringsZionism

Related ephemera

Exhibition announcement, poster, 8 b&w illus., 21 × 10.5 cm (folded). German and English; Invitation to exhibition opening, leaflet, 4 pp., 1 col. illus., 21 × 14.8 cm.

Related publication

Heuberger, Georg (ed.), Die Rothschilds. Beiträge zur Geschichte einer europäischen Familie [The Rothschilds. Essays on the History of a European Family], 1994. Supplement to the exhibition and its accompanying book. With 23 essays, including “The Rothschilds—Family History in the Museum Context” (Georg Heuberger), “The Aristocrat and the Synagogue—The Rothschilds and Judaism” (Robert Liberles), and “The English Rothschilds as Collectors” (Michael Hall). Unnumbered listing (in German) of several hundred exhibits, according to the order of their appearance in the exhibition (pp. 374–408). German and English editions.

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