NEW YORK (Mar. 12)
The exhibition, “Jews in Germany,” illustrating the persecution of German Jews after 1933, culminating in murder and genocide, will be touring the country through 1985, it was announced here by the German Information Center.
The exhibition, originally called “Jews in Prussia,” opened in September 1981 in West Berlin and has since appeared throughout West Germany. It comprises numerous photos, documents and illustrations recounting the history of Jews in Germany.
It focuses on the significant contributions made by Jews, highlighting many examples of exceptional individuals in all areas of intellectual and cultural life, in science, art, industry and trade. It tells the story of the gradual legal and social emancipation of the Jews while documenting on the other hand the survival of prejudice and discrimination.
Last February 9, Chancellor Helmut Kohl, in addressing the German Parliament, said that Germany’s “intellectual and cultural existence would have been unthinkable without the Jewish contribution,” the German Information Center recalled.
The exhibition in the U.S. will be at the Jewish Community Center of Metropolitan Detroit to April 6; University of Pittsburgh, William Pitt Union, during June; Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, November 9-December 9; and the New York Public Library sometime early 1985, according to the Information Center.
The exhibition in the U.S. is made possible by help from the West German Foreign Office and by support from Lufthansa Airlines, the Center said.