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To commemorate 1,700 years of Jewish life in German-speaking lands, the Leo Baeck Institute New York | Berlin created two traveling exhibitions that are touring the federal and state parliaments in Germany in 2021 and 2022. While both exhibitions are based on the content of the Shared History Project, illuminating German-Jewish themes, stories and conflicts through various objects from the last 1,700 years, they differ in their presentation.
The glass and steel exhibition, which was commissioned by the German Bundestag and displayed there at the beginning of 2021, focuses on shared German-Jewish history through chronologically-arranged objects that provide insights into German-Jewish life in various eras. The compact exhibition, which consists of twelve panels arranged in a row, addresses "shared history" through introductory texts and thematic panels. Here, recurring motifs of German-Jewish life in German lands are presented and discussed in the context of objects from different epochs, which all speak to similar issues.
BerlinMay 2 - June 1, 2022Opening event, May 4, 2022
Nordrhein-Westfalen - DüsseldorfMarch 2 - April 1, 2022Opening event, March 8, 2022
Niedersachsen - HannoverCancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic
Schleswig Holstein - KielNovember 10 - December 12, 2021Opening event, November 9, 2021
Thüringen - ErfurtSeptember 9 - October 24, 2021Opening event, September 9, 2021 at 14:00
Mecklenburg-Vorpommern - Rostock"Jüdische Kulturtage Rostock," October 12-20, 2022
Baden Württemberg - Stuttgart"Jüdische Kulturwochen Stuttgart," November 7-20, 2022
Nordrhein-Westfalen - DuisburgDecember 1, 2022 - January 7, 2023
BremenMarch 7 - April 25, 2022Opening event, March 9, 2022
Sachsen-Anhalt - MagdeburgJanuary 17 - February 25, 2022
Rheinland-Pfalz - MainzNovember 30, 2021 - January 7, 2022Opening event, November 30, 2021
Sachsen - LeipzigOctober 12 - November 11, 2021Closing event, November 10, 2021
Saarland - SaarbrückenSeptember 14 - October 8, 2021Opening event, September 14, 2021