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Shared History Project Traveling Exhibition

Sept. 9, 2021 – June 30, 2022

To commemorate 1,700 years of Jewish life in German-speaking lands, the Leo Baeck Institute New York | Berlin created two traveling exhibitions that will tour 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.

Shared History Traveling Exhibition on behalf of the German Bundestag

Thüringen - Erfurt

September 9 - October 24, 2021

Opening event, September 9, 2021 at 14:00

Schleswig Holstein - Kiel

November 10 - December 12, 2021

Opening event, November 9, 2021

Niedersachsen - Hannover

To be determined

Opening event, January 27, 2022

Nordrhein-Westfalen - Düsseldorf

March 2 - April 1, 2022

Opening event, March 8, 2022

Hessen - Düsseldorf

To be determined


To be determined

Compact Exhibition on Shared History

Saarland - Saarbrücken

September 14 - October 8, 2021

Opening event, September 14, 2021

Sachsen - Leipzig

To be determined

Closing event, November 11, 2021

Rheinland-Pfalz - Mainz

November 30, 2021 - January 7, 2022

Opening event, November 30, 2021

Sachsen-Anhalt - Magdeburg

January 17 - February 25, 2022


To be determined