Synagoga in Recklinghausen was the first large exhibition on Jewish religion and art in Germany after the Shoah. It occurred under the sponsorship of FRG President Heinrich Lübke.
Introductory texts by Chancellor Konrad Adenauer and the Israeli ambassador Felix E. Shinnar document the exhibition's diplomatic significance. The large Jewish museums in Israel and Europe contributed to this event by loaning objects, as did countless institutions and individuals.
The exhibition concentrated on biblical archeology and religious items used in synagogues. The final part of the exhibition showed works of art with biblical themes by Jewish and non-Jewish artists.
The richly illustrated catalog describes the characteristic traits of the objects on display, and names each of their lenders.
Digitized Books on the Exhibition Synagoga
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Digitized Books: Read Our Books Online (4)
Read Our Books Online
We've digitized rare and valuable books and made them available online for you to read and enjoy. A complete list of our digitized books can be found in the online catalog (in German).
A Guide Through the Jewish Museum
from the collection of the Jewish Community of Berlin
by Uriel Birnbaum
Thyrsos-Verlag, Berlin/Vienna 1924
The best stories, games, and riddles from the Children's Pages of the C.V.-Zeitung
Philo Verlag und Buchhandlung G.m.b.H., Berlin 1936
Synagoga. Cult objects and works of art
Catalog of the exhibition