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Flight and Metamorphosis: Nelly Sachs

Exhibition Catalog

This visual biography shows the conditions that gave rise of Nelly Sachs's work: her memory of a familiar yet lost culture and her contact with a new yet foreign culture – in short, a period of crisis and upheaval. This rich collection of material reveals the coordinates of an "invisible universe." This is achieved not only through many freshly unearthed photographs, manuscripts, audio recordings, and videos, but also through an examination of her important friendships with writers such as Paul Celan, Gunnar Ekelöf, and Hans Magnus Enzensberger.


  • Flucht und Verwandlung. Nelly Sachs,
    Schriftstellerin, Berlin/Stockholm

    (Flight and Metamorphosis: Nelly Sachs)
    317 pages with numerous illustrations,
    Suhrkamp Publishing House
    Berlin 2010

    ISBN: 978-3-518-42159-8
    In German only

  • Editor

    Aris Fioretos

  • Translation

    Paul Berf

  • Design

    gewerk design

  • Price

    out of stock

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Catalogs: Exhibition Publications (43)

Exhibition Publications

Our temporary exhibitions have had accompanying catalogs, journals, and essay collections in various formats.

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Yael Bartana. The Book of Malka Germania

Accompanying publication to the exhibition Yael Bartana: Redemption Now


res·o·nant. Mischa Kuball

Exhibition Catalog


The cover of our catalog for the Jerusalem exhibition.

Welcome to Jerusalem

Exhibition Catalog

Eran Shakine

Exhibition Catalog A Muslim, a Christian and a Jew


Exhibition Catalog

Jewish Mathematicians in German-Speaking Academic Culture

Exhibition Catalog Transcending Tradition

No Compromises! The Art of Boris Lurie

Exhibition Catalog

In a Foreign Country

Companion booklet to the exhibition about literature from DP camps


Exhibition Catalog

Pictures Galore and Collecting Mania

Exhibition Brochure

Snip it!

Exhibition Catalog


Braginsky Collection

Catalog for the exhibition The Creation of the World featuring artifacts of Jewish written culture from the Braginsky Collection

Fred Stein. Paris New York

Exhibition Catalog


A Time for Everything

Rituals against Forgetting – Exhibition catalog

The Whole Truth

Special Issue for the Exhibition

JMB Journal

R.B. Kitaj

Catalog for the exhibition about the artist R.B. Kitaj (1932–2007)

Russians Jews Germans

A catalog accompanying the exhibition Russians Jews Germans. Photographs by Michael Kerstgens from 1992 to the Present


Berlin Transit

Exhibition Catalog

Heimatkunde (How German is it?)

30 Artists' Notion of Home – Exhibition Catalog

Radical Jewish?

Special Issue for the Radical Jewish Culture Exhibition


Jewish Forced Laborers at Ehrich & Graetz

Book about forced labor at the metal and electric goods manufacturer in Berlin's Treptow district

Heroes, Freaks, and Super-Rabbis

Exhibition catalog about Jewish authors and illustrators and comics

Flight and Metamorphosis

Exhibition Catalog

Kosher & Co.

Catalog for the exhibition on food and religion containing numerous essays (with free excerpts)


Deadly Medicine

Exhibition Catalog Tödliche Medizin. Rassenwahn im Nationalsozialismus
(Deadly Medicine: Creating the Master Race)

Ruth Jacobi. Photographs

Exhibition Catalog

Looting Restitution

Jewish-Owned Cultural Artifacts from 1933 to the Present


Exhibition Catalog typisch! Klischees von Juden und Anderen
(Typical! Clichés about Jews and Others)

Dateline: Israel

Exhibition catalog of contemporary photography and video art

Charlotte Salomon

Exhibition Catalog Charlotte Salomon. Leben? oder Theater?
(Charlotte Salomon: Life? Or Theater?)

"Neben seinen Schnürsenkeln in einem leeren Kühlschrank laufen" ("Walking Next to One’s Shoelaces Inside an Empty Fridge")

Book on the Installation by Chantal Akerman

The Danube Exodus

Companion publication to the multimedia installation The Danube Exodus: The Rippling Currents of the River

Home and Exile

Exhibition Catalog


Exhibition Catalog

Roman Vishniac's Berlin

Exhibition Catalog


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Exhibition Catalog

Family Pictures

Exhibition Publication

Jakob Steinhardt: Der Prophet (Jakob Steinhardt: The Prophet)

A Publication by the Berlin Municipal Museum

10+5=Gott (10+5=God)

Exhibition Catalog

Cover “Carlo Levi”

Carlo Levi

Exhibition Catalog Carlo Levi. Ausgewählte Werke 1926–1974
(Carlo Levi. Selected Works, 1926–1974)

"Dem Deutschen Volke" (To the German People)

The Story of the Loevy Bronze Foundry (Exhibition Publication)

Disposable Eyes

Companion publication to two photography projects, Disposable Eyes and Promised Land

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