Michael Kerstgens: New Life: Russians Jews Germans

Exhibition Catalog

This book concludes photographer Michael Kerstgens’ long-running project on Jewish life in Germany. The point of departure for his documentation in this volume is the period of reorientation of Jewish life in Germany following reunification and the collapse of the Soviet Union. Beginning in 1990, thousands of Kontingentflüchtlinge, or Jewish "contingent refugees," flocked to Germany from Russia and other post-Soviet states. Their work revolves around social life in Jewish communities and all the religious and social challenges these people face. The book closes with recent updates on Jewish families that Kerstgens photographed in the early 1990s.

Details

  • Neues Leben. Russen Juden Deutsche
    (New Life. Russians Jews Germans)
    136 pages, 121 duotone illustrations,
    Hardcover
    Kehrer Publishing
    Heidelberg and Berlin 2012

    ISBN: 978-3-86828-277-1
    In German only

  • Editors

    Hanno Loewy, Wolfgang Büscher and others

  • Contributing Writers

    Wolfgang Büscher, Michael Kerstgens, Hanno Loewy,
    Pjotr Olev, Theresia Ziehe

  • Design

    Studio GOOD

  • Price

    29.90 euros

Book Cover for "Russen - Juden - Deutsche": black and white photograph of two older men wearing Yamaka holding a small crying baby
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Exhibition Publications

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

Welcome to Jerusalem

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Eran Shakine

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Exhibition Catalog

Jewish Mathematicians in German-Speaking Academic Culture

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Russians Jews Germans

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

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Exhibition Catalog

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Exhibition Catalog

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Exhibition Publication

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

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