Thursday, October 19, 2006

Heimat und Exil

Heimat und Exil - Home and Exile: Jewish Emigration from Germany since 1933 at the Jewish Museum Berlin. "...The exhibition centers on the assimilation of the individual Jewish refugees and emigrés against the backdrop of the particular social, economic and political conditions in the receiving countries.
The focus of the first part is the expulsion of the Jewish citizens from the 'community of the German nation' and the seizing of their property, manifestations of the coercion to emigrate in the early years of the National Socialist regime. After the beginning of the war this coercion condensed into a new form calling for the annihilation of the entire Jewish population in Europe."