ESLI Proud to Support New Exhibit at Stadtmuseum in Dusseldorf

The European Shoah Legacy Institute was proud to attend the official opening of the new exhibit entitled ‘From Moment to Moment – Jews in Dusseldorf after 1945’, at the Stadtmuseum in Dusseldorf, Germany. The exhibition, running from 27th February to 9th August 2015, is dedicated to the development of the Jewish community in Düsseldorf from its re-establishment in 1945 until the present – constituting the third-largest Jewish community in Germany. In interviews, members of the community share their experiences and their lives in Dusseldorf. In addition to topics such as religion and popular culture, including the migration of Jews from the former Soviet Union, dealing with the Shoah and continuing anti-Semitism are all addressed.

The official opening of the exhibit commenced with a keynote address by Dr. Susanne Anna – Director of the Stadtmuseum – and was followed by a round table discussion with Dr. Anna and the Exhibit’s three main curators – Dr. Christoph Danelzik Brüggemann (Head of 19th Century and Photographic Collections), Sigrid Kleinbongartz (Deputy Director of the Stadtmuseum and Head of Collections for Modern Urban History and Documentation), and Bernd Kreuter (Head of 20th and 21st Century Collections and Graphic Arts Collection). Representatives of the Jewish Community of Dusseldorf and the Dusseldorf Society for Christian-Jewish Cooperation were also in attendance and were recognised for their contributions and support.                                             dusseldorf 1                                                                         dusseldorf 2