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1700 Years of Jewish Life in German-speaking Lands through 52 Objects
The Leo Baeck Institute – New York | Berlin (LBI) plans to launch a new project, Shared History: 1700 Years of Jewish Life in German-speaking Lands through 52 Objects.
The Shared History project tells the story of Jews in Central Europe using 52 objects, beginning with an edict from Constantine the Great in 321 C.E. that granted the Jews of Cologne the right to hold public office and concluding with a contemporary artifact in 2021. Each object will illustrate how German-Jewish history is deeply interwoven with the peoples, regions, and countries throughout Central Europe. To learn more about the Shared History project, please see here.
Representatives from the Jewish community, German officials, and museum and library professionals will evaluate the hundreds of nominated objects to select the 52 that best achieve the following:
The 52 objects and their stories will be researched in depth and posted in chronological order (one object each week starting in January 2021) on a Shared History website, both in German and English. As the attached project description explains, the examples from the website will serve as a basis for additional activities – a conference, a traveling exhibition (using replicas), public events, pedagogical applications, and a publication.
For additional information please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.