Unsaid

An Installation by Arnold Dreyblatt in Our Permanent Exhibition

Visitors walk by in a blur while reading text on a wall in the permanent exhibition

The installation Unsaid has been exhibited in our permanent collection since November 2008. It is located in front of a wall displaying objects and photographs from the liberation of the concentration camps by Allied soldiers.

Gebäudeplan mit Markierung des Libeskindbaus
Where

Libeskind Building, level 1, permanent exhibition


Lindenstraße 9–14, 10969 Berlin

The installation features excerpts from letters, diaries, and reports written just before deportation or in the concentration camps and ghettos as well as notices from the Nazi authorities that organized the genocide.
What both text types have in common is that they conceal their true content: The official texts are silent about the murderous nature of their instructions. Likewise, the victim’s letters and postcards, subject to censorship and therefore self-censored, conceal the threat of death they were facing. The texts appear and disappear on a glass wall, as if typed.

Wherever possible, we have used documents from our archive that were composed between 1939 and 1945. They were supplemented with texts from other archives.

Gebäudeplan mit Markierung des Libeskindbaus
Where

Libeskind Building, level 1, permanent exhibition


Lindenstraße 9–14, 10969 Berlin

Selected Works of Art (3) Art at the Jewish Museum Berlin Show all

Art at the Jewish Museum Berlin

The Jewish Museum Berlin houses a collection of works of art which we would like to introduce to you.

Unsaid
by Arnold Dreyblatt

This installation can be found in our permanent exhibition in the Libeskind Building, on level 1.

Shalekhet by Menashe Kadishman

This installation can be found in the Memory Void which is located on the ground floor of the Libeskind Building.

Gallery of the Missing by Via Lewandowsky

This installation can be found in our permanent exhibition in the Libeskind Building, on level 2.