Monthly Archives: January 2011

Media Release: Exhibit “Final Sale. The End of Jewish-Owned Businesses in Nazi Berlin”

Wilhelm Philippi's lighting store in Berlin on November 10, 1938.  The remnants of a sign bearing the owner's name are visible; Nazi's forced Jewish-owned stores in Berlin to display the owner's name prominently, which served as a guide posts for the destruction on November 9, 1938. © The Wiener Library

(New York, Jan. 19, 2011) The exhibition, Final Sale. The End of Jewish-Owned Businesses in Nazi Berlin, uses the stories of 16 Berlin entrepreneurs to document the process by which Jews in Germany’s capital were disenfranchised and their livelihoods destroyed. Through March 31 at LBI. Includes cleared hi resolution photographs.

Lecture: Joschka Fischer and Norbert Frei “The German Foreign Office and the Nazi Past”

Joschka Fischer was Federal Foreign Minister of Germany from 1998-2005.

Foreign Minister Joschka Fischer appointed an independent commission to investigate the role of the German Foreign Office during the Nazi Regime. He and one of the commission members, Dr. Norbert Frei, will discuss the initiative and the results of the investigation.

For Purchase: Exhibition Catalog for “Final Sale. The End of Jewish-Owned Businesses in Nazi Berlin”


A limited supply of the exhibition catalogs for “Final Sale. The End of Jewish-Owned Businesses in Berlin” are available in English for $15 including domestic shipping. The catalog traces the stories of 16 Jewish businesses presented in this groundbreaking exhibition from the Humboldt University in Berlin.

Lecture Series: Nationalism in the Lands of the Habsburg Monarchy, the Challenge to Jewish Identity

The Jewish Town Hall in Prague, undated.

In February, the Society for the History of Czechoslovak Jews, New York and the Society of Arts and Sciences, New York, will present three lectures on the topic: “Nationalism in the Lands of the Habsburg Monarchy: The Challenge to Jewish Identity.” All of the lectures will be held at the Bohemian National Hall, and entrance to each is free of charge.