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Moses Mendelssohn. Freunde, Feinde & Familie

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Translated title Moses Mendelssohn. Friends, Foes & Family
Editors

Eva-Maria Thimme, Chanah Schütz, Hermann Simon.

Curator

Eva-Maria Thimme.

Imprint

Berlin, Germany, 2012. 103 pp., illustrations: 51 col., 40 b&w, 23 × 16.5 cm. German, with some essays also in English.

ISBN

9783955650384

Location

Stiftung Neue Synagoge Berlin—Centrum Judaicum (25 November 2012–7 April 2013)

Description

Moses Mendelssohn’s personality and impact, presented through historical documents, portraits, books and ceremonial objects. Foreword by Hermann Simon. Catalog in five main sections, each with individual essays: Family and Profession, Friends, Adversaries and Enemies, the Jewish Community of Berlin, and Rudolph Henneberg’s series of patriotic wall paintings “Allegorischer Brautzug”, in which Mendelssohn appears as patriarch. Final essay discusses Jewish ceremonial objects from Mendelssohn’s time, including two synagogue candelabras from the “Alte Synagoge” in the Heidereutergasse (Chana Schütz, in German only). No itemized listing.

main keywords

BERLINCEREMONIAL OBJECTSHISTORICAL DOCUMENTSMENDELSSOHN, MOSESPORTRAITSPRINTED BOOKS

minor keywords

Antisemitic images/objectsCameosCandlesticks/CandelabraHanukkah lampsHanukkah lamps, synagogueHomes/Residences, JewishJewelryPesach platesPorcelainPortraits, rabbisSilhouettesSynagogues, BerlinSynagogues, GermanyTombstones

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