Retrieving data for European Jewish Museums

Evelyn Friedland z”l

By AEJM / Eva Koppen on

AEJM is very sad to report the news of Evelyn Friedlander, chair of the Czech Memorial Scrolls Trust and Director of its Museum until 2015, having passed away in London last October. We are sharing Dr. Samuel Gruber’s in memoriam, as published by the International Survey of Jewish Monuments. “We are very sad to report the death of our long-time friend Evelyn Friedlander in London yesterday morning, October 3, 2019, after a long illness. May her memory be a blessing. ISJM sends our condolences to Evelyn’s strong and talented daughters Ariel, Michal and Noam. Evelyn’s funeral and/or prayer service will take place this Monday 7th October at Golders Green Crematorium, 62 Hoop Lane, Golders Green, London, NW11 7NL. The service will begin at 1pm. Prayers will take place on Thursday, October 10th at Westminster Synagogue in the main sanctuary at 7pm. Evelyn’s late husband Albert Friedlander was Rabbi of Westminster for many years, and… | Read more »

  1. Enrich the Jewish European Ephemera Collection

    By AEJM / Eva Koppen on

    The Rothschild Foundation Hanadiv Europe is developing the Jewish European Ephemera Collection, to be housed at the National Library of Israel. More than 4.000… | Read more »

  2. Ferrara Conference Programme

    By AEJM / Eva Koppen on

    The final programme for the AEJM Annual Conference 2019 to be held in Ferrara is now available in the conference section. Registered participants have… | Read more »

  3. Meet the new Executive Director of the U. Nahon Museum of Italian Jewish Art

    By AEJM / Robbie Schweiger on

    Yonit Kolb Reznitzki is the new Executive Director of the U. Nahon Museum of Italian Jewish Art. Kolb Reznitzki holds a BA in Jewish… | Read more »

Café As. The Survival of Simon Wiesenthal

On display at Jewish Museum Vienna
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Simon Wiesenthal is known today as the man who devoted his life to justice for the victims of the Shoah. His profession as an architect, which he pursued until his persecution by the Nazi regime, has largely been forgotten. During his internment at the Mauthausen concentration camp in 1945, Wiesenthal got to know the Polish prisoner Edmund Staniszewski, who repeatedly slipped him some food and thus saved Wiesenthal’s life. The end of the war was already foreseeable. Staniszewski hoped to open a coffee house in Poznán and asked Wiesenthal for ideas. Wiesenthal made the first sketches while still at the camp. In the weeks following the liberation, he perfected them into drawings. Simon Wiesenthal designed exterior and interior views, clothing for the staff, as well as advertising posters—similar to today’s “corporate identity”. Yet the establishment of “Café As” (“Café Ace”) never came to be. The more than 80 highly detailed designs were acquired by… | Read more »

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  1. Warp and Weft - Women as Custodians of Jewish Heritage in Italy

    On display at U. Nahon Museum of Italian Jewish Art
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    • decorative arts
    • textiles & clothing
    • social history
  2. Say Shibboleth! On Visible and Unvisible Borders

    On display at Jewish Museum Munich
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    • photography
    • art
    • history
    • film/video
    • contemporary art
    • community
  3. Veiled Women of the Holy Land: New Trends in Modest Dress

    On display at The Israel Museum
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    • textiles & clothing
    • community
    • religion
    • photography
    • film/video
    • etnography