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Auf der Suche nach einer verlorenen Sammlung. Das Berliner Jüdische Museum (1933–1938)

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(398 words)

Translated title In Search of a Lost Collection. The Berlin Jewish Museum (1933–1938)
Editor

Hermann Simon.

Curators

Chanah Schütz, Hermann Simon.

Imprint

Berlin, Germany, 2011. 239 pp., illustrations: 78 col., 124 b&w, 32 × 23 cm. German, with 3 essays in English.

ISBN

9783942271424

Location

Stiftung Neue Synagoge Berlin—Centrum Judaicum (10 September–30 December 2011)

Description

An attempt to locate missing objects from the Berlin Jewish Museum’s initial collection. The museum opened a mere week before the National Socialists came to power in 1933. During the next five years, the museum managed to build an extraordinary collection founded upon the holdings of the Kunstsammlung der Jüdischen Gemeinde Berlin, and mount a series of exhibitions unique in Germany at that time (see #89 and #90). Some items from the Collection, which disappeared after late 1938, are now housed in the Israel Museum and the Skirball Cultural Center, but many important pieces are still missing. Introduction by Chana Schütz and Hermann Simon. 16 essays on the fate of, search for, and partial restitution of the Collection, and various other topics (modern Judaica, portraits, works by Lesser Ury and Marc Chagall, documentary photographs of the museum, central figures in the Museum’s history, etc.). No itemized listing.

Description

For the earliest exhibitions of the Museum’s precursor, Die Kunstsammlung der Jüdischen Gemeinde Berlin, see #35, #48, and #49.

main keywords

BERLINER JÜDISCHES MUSEUM, HISTORY OFCEREMONIAL OBJECTSCEREMONIAL OBJECTS, CONTEMPORARY/MODERNCHAGALL, MARCHISTORICAL DOCUMENTSLOOTING OF ART/BOOKSPAINTINGSPHOTOGRAPHSPORTRAITSRESTITUTION OF ART/BOOKSURY, LESSER

minor keywords

Adler, FriedrichBesamimEtrog containersGermanyHanukkah lampsHanukkah lamps, synagogueHistorical photographsKeter TorahKetubbotKiddush cupsLevite setsNer TamidPesach platesPesach plates, 3-tieredRoth, EmmyTorah Ark curtainsWolpert, LudwigYahrzeit/Memorial lamps

Related ephemera

Wegweiser zur Ausstellung. Guide, with overview of the exhibition, booklet, 12 pp., 37 col., 8 b&w illus. 29.5 × 20.8 cm. German and English; Exhibition review by Uwe Sauerwein, Berliner Morgenpost, 10 September 2011. German.

Related publication

Schütz, Chanah and Hermann Simon, Bestandsrekonstruktion des Berliner Jüdischen Museums in der Oranienburger Straße [Reconstruction of the Inventory of the Berlin Jewish Museum in Oranienburger Straße], 2011. Photographs and basic listing of objects, including 293 paintings, 301 works of graphic art, 41 items of sculpture/medallions, 291 Judaica pieces, 69 archeological finds, and 21 items of varia.

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