Geniza. Svědectví o Židech německého venkova / Genisa. Zeugnisse des deutschen Landjudentums / Genizah. Testimony of German Village Jewry

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Author & Curator

Falk Wiesemann.


Prague, Czech Republic, 1995. 30 pp., illustrations: 7 col., 11 b&w, 12 × 12 cm. Czech, German and English.


Palais Portheimka (5 May–4 June 1995)


The final showing of a traveling exhibition on the life of rural German Jewry, their piety and daily existence. Foreword by Elie Wiesel. Brief texts on German Village Jews, Genizah, the Hidden Legacy Foundation, the Jewish Museum Prague, the Goethe-Institute and the advertising and cultural agency Porges. Descriptive entries. 20 items.


This CD-size catalog is a reduced version of the original publication that was produced for the exhibition’s showing at the Goethe Institute in London, 1992. See #1205 for full listing of exhibits, related ephemera, other venues and related publications.

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AmuletsCalendarsHebrew illuminated manuscripts, Bohemia-Moravia & Germany, 17th–19th CMezuzah casesMizrachPapercutsPortraits, rabbisPrayerbooks/MahzorsPrinted booksSukkah decorationsTassTefillin bagsTorah binders

Related ephemera

Photocopies of exhibition leaflets from most venues; Brochure with 14 sections explaining Jewish rituals, customs and objects, 28 pp., cover illus. only, 29.6 × 21 cm.

Other venues

Goethe-Institut London, United Kingdom (18 November–19 December 1992); Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, Norwich, United Kingdom (19 January–18 April 1993); Marmelsteiner Kabinett, Wurzburg, Germany (14 May–25 July 1993); Ehemalige Synagoge Freudenthal, Germany (15 August–5 September 1993); Jüdisches Museum Hohenems, Austria (15 September–7 November 1993); Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin, Germany (15 November–10 December 1993); Rathaus, Augsburg, Germany (6 March–1 May 1994); Daniel-Pöppelmann-Haus, Herford, Germany (7 May–15 June 1994); Marienkirche Osnabrück, Germany (19 June–31 July 1994); Theodor-Zink-Museum, Kaiserslautern, Germany (2 September–16 October 1994); Universitätsbibliothek Trier, Germany (3 November–16 December 1994); Evangelische Stadtkirche Unna, Germany (4 January–3 February 1995); Volkshochschule Münster, Germany (12 February–26 March 1995); Kulturzentrum Zehntscheuner, Rottenburg, Germany (2–20 April 1995); Prähistorische Staatssammlung München, Germany (29 June–3 September 1995); Staatsliche Museum für Naturekunde und Vorgeschichte, Oldenburg, Germany (1–26 November 1995); Thüringer Landtag, Erfurt, Germany (9 November–29 December 1995) (Photo-version); Judaica Museum, Hebrew Home for the Aged at Riverdale, N.Y., USA (8 September 1996–30 April 1997) (photo-version); Papst-Johannes-Haus, Krefeld, Germany (25 May–8 July 1997) (photo-version)

Catalog from other venue

#1205 (London)

Related publication

Wiesemann, Falk, Genisa. Das verborgene Erbe der jüdischen Gemeinde Freudentals, 1998. Catalog of the permanent exhibition.

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