Commemorating the November pogroms of 1938 worldwide, the United Nations and the Museum Center for Persecuted Arts are launching the multilingual online exhibition
"Seven Places in Germany" - www.7Places.org in this 75th anniversary of the end of the Holocaust
and the Second World War, and the founding of the United Nations on 24 October.
The exhibition focuses on seven synagogues in Germany, whose history and approach to remembrance are presented on a timeline using historical photographs, authentic works of art, documents and contemporary testimonies. The exhibition offers a deeper insight into the history of the seven places of Jewish life depicted: how they come into being, how they have changed, how they
were partly destroyed in the November Pogroms of 1938 and later came to be filled with life again.
Beginning in 321 CE, when the Roman Emperor Constantine gave Jews access to the Council of
the City of Cologne, the time arc covers the persecution and murder of the Jews of Europe in the
20th century, and extends into the present global remembrance of the Holocaust. The timeline is
an open virtual museum, capturing current commemorative events as they take place.
New Synagogue in Berlin; Old Synagogue in Essen; the Memorial to the Rural Jews on the River
Sieg; a memorial site in Halle an der Saale, represented by the Leopold Zunz Zentrum e.V. memorial institution; the former synagogue on the North Sea island of Norderney; the former synagogue in Solingen; the MiQua. LVR-Jewish Museum in the Archaeological Quarter Cologne.
- English, German
- Digital event