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Shared History Project Traveling Exhibition – USA

Toured throughout 2022 and early 2023

Thu, Sep 9, 2021 – Mon, May 1, 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.

Past Locations

  • The Residence of the German Ambassador (Washington, DC)
    September 2021 - November 2021
  • Center for Jewish History (New York City, NY)
    November 2021 - February 2022, May 2022
  • German Consulate General New York (New York City, NY)
    March 2022 - April 2022
  • German-American Heritage Museum (Washington, DC)
    June 15, 2022 - July 28, 2022
  • The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life at the University of California, Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)
    Sponsored by the German Consulate General San Francisco
    August 9, 2022 - September 29, 2022
  • Fourth Presbyterian Church (Chicago, IL)
    Sponsored by the German Consulate General Chicago
    October 12, 2022 - October 28, 2022
  • The Athenaeum Foundation, Inc. (Indianapolis, IN)
    Sponsored by the German Consulate General Chicago
    November 4, 2022 - November 28, 2022
  • Temple Sholom (Broomall, PA)
    December 6, 2022 - December 19, 2022
  • German Society of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)
    January 2023
  • Breman Jewish Museum (Atlanta, GA)
    February 2023 - March 2023
  • Allen County Public Library Genealogy Center (Fort Wayne, IN)
    April 2023
  • International German Genealogy Partnership Conference (Fort Wayne, IN)
    June 2023