The Berlin Jewish Museum

September 12 2011

Image of The Berlin Jewish Museum

Picture: Centrum Judaicum

Here's one of history's cruel ironies: Berlin's first Jewish Museum opened in January 1933, one week before Hitler became Chancellor of Germany. The museum's founder, Karl Schwarz, fled to Israel just months later, and though the museum staggered on until 1938, all its contents were seized by the Nazis.

Now, a new exhibition in Berlin's Centrum Judaicum, charts the reassembling of the museum's collection (open until December 30th). Catherine Hickley has the full details in Bloomberg here

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