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Topography of Violence 1930–1938
A visualization of documented acts of violence against individuals, Jewish institutions and businesses
Historical sources on the antisemitic violence in Germany between 1930 and 1938 in the holdings of the Jewish Museum Berlin
Exhibition objects tell stories of Jewish life.
Objects from Our Core Exhibition
Loneliness by Felix Nussbaum
The painter strikingly portrays his plight as one of the persecuted.
From our Holdings
The Arthur Brauner Collection in our Reading Room
Many of his works address Nazi persecution
All About ...
1933: Denial, Opposition, and Protest
Unknown Reactions of German Jews to Nazi Persecution
8 Aug 2013
Farewell Letter, Ink on Paper
About a touching historical document and why we could only exhibit it so shortly
Dr. Oscar Hirschberg's Office Signs
Evidence of ascendancy and antisemitic exclusion
From our Holdings
Online Features: The Background and Ramifications of 9 November 1938 (5)
The Background and Ramifications of 9 November 1938
The employees of our Archive have combed through our archival holdings and assembled materials on various topics related to the violent riots against Jews that took place on 9 and 10 November 1938.
“We were being driven like hunted animals!”
Mendel Max Karp’s lengthy account about his deportation from the German capital on October 28, 1938, during the Polenaktion
“... or was it the end of the world?”
In a letter, David Fiks records an extensive account of his experiences in Berlin on 9 November 1938 and the days that followed.
The Exclusion of Jewish Children from Public Schools 1938
What an apparently innocuous postcard reveals
“Travel Toward a Happy Future!”
In reaction to the November Pogroms, the Kindertransport program of 1938–39 rescued ten thousand children from the Nazis’ violent regime.
“Decisive Defense and Hard Reparations”
The financial punishment of the Jewish populace after Kristallnacht