The Title

»A New Epoch for Jews in Germany« - panel 2

The title of the exhibition (A New Epoch for Jews in Germany) was chosen in reference to the citation of the rabbi Leo Baeck after his liberation from the concentration camp Theresienstadt (1945):

“For us Jews in Germany, a historical epoch has drawn to an end. Such an [epoch] ends whenever hope, belief, or optimism has to be carried to its final grave. We believed that the German and Jewish spirit could meet on German soil and, through their marriage, could become a blessing. This was an illusion – the epoch of the Jews in Germany is gone once and for all.”

Since the 1990s, however, a new epoch has dawned for Jews in Germany!


Exhibition: A New Epoch for Jews in Germany
Duration: From 11th December 2016 to 7th January 2017
Location: Bürgersaal, Neues Rathaus, Hannover
Panel: 2 from 15
Technique: Digital print on Alu-Dibond
Concept and texts: Kathrin Leibmann
Design: Stanislav Ivanchuk