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Day trip to Dresden

Event for Friends and Sponsors (in German)

On our trip to Dresden, we will visit the library of exile exhibition by Edmund de Waal in the Japanese Palace together. The room installation features a library with more than 2,000 books, many in translation, and includes authors from antiquity to the present who had to leave their home country. The themes are migration and exile, but also understanding beyond the borders of language.

View of the exhibition

Edmund de Waal, library of exile, 2019; SKD, photo: Oliver Killig

Léontine Meijer-van Mensch, our former program director, will introduce the work. After a fortifying lunch, the HATiKVA association, the educational and meeting center for Jewish history and culture in Saxony, will guide us through and tell us about the tragic and eventful past of the Dresden synagog, built by Gottfried Semper from 1838 to 1840 and destroyed in the Reichspogromnacht of 1938.

HATiKVA - Bildungs- und Begegnungsstätte für Jüdische Geschichte und Kultur in Sachsen e.V.

More about the HATiKVA association

Where, when, what?

  • Meeting place8.15 am, Berlin Central Station

    Cost60 €

    Number of participantsUp to 20

    Deadline to register13 Jan 2020

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