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Defying the Beast. The Jewish Museum in Prague, 1906–1940

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Author & Curator

Magda Veselská.

Imprint

Prague, Czech Republic, 2006. 155 pp., illustrations: 17 col., 9 b&w, 29.5 × 15.2 cm. English.

ISBN

8086889386

Location

Jewish Museum in Prague (17 August–1 October 2006)

Description

A detailed account of the history, activities and peregrinations of Prague’s Jewish Museum, and a comprehensive catalog of its collections between 1906 and 1940. Introductory historical essay by Magda Veselská. Additional texts on: August Stein, Salomon Hugo Lieben, and the process of reconstructing the museum’s collections from archival documents. Catalog entries (many of them descriptive) by various contributors, including Michal Bušek, Olga Sixtová, and Dana Veselská. 762 items.

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Exhibition leaflet, 6 pp., 17 col., 9 b&w illus., 29.5 × 15.2 cm.

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