Leo Baeck Institute works to preserve and promote the history and culture of German-speaking Jews.
Judging a book by its cover
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Toured throughout 2022 and early 2023
The traveling panel exhibition Shared History Project: 1700 Years of Jewish Life in German-Speaking Lands uses iconic artifacts to explore how interwoven the lives of Jewish people and their non-Jewish neighbors have been in the 17 centuries since the presence of Jews in the Rhineland was first documented in a Roman Edict from the year 321 CE.
Viewers are encouraged to consider the objects as they relate to recurring themes of Jewish life including migration, inclusion, and acculturation as well as exile, persecution, and resilience. The exhibition expands the view of German-Jewish history beyond the narrow lens of the Holocaust and connects the unique history of the Jewish people to themes that are relevant to contemporary life in all diverse, pluralist societies.