Our Courage. Jews in Europe 1945-1948
From Białystok via Frankfurt to Amsterdam, from Berlin via Budapest to Bari: The exhibition “Our Courage” is the first project of its kind to present the diversity of Jewish experience in the early post-war period from a pan-European, transnational perspective.
The experiences of the years from 1945 to 1948 have left their mark even today. Jewish soldiers in the Allied armies liberated the survivors from hiding places and concentration and extermination camps. Émigrés, survivors, and soldiers attempted to document and avenge the mass murder. Camps for Jewish refugees were set up under the auspices of the US military administration, Jewish communities were re-established and prewar traditions taken up again. They were years of flight, courage, and the search for a home—and for justice.
The exhibition was developed by the Jewish Museum Frankfurt as a travelling exhibition. The architecture, showcases etc. are mudolar elements and can easily be assembled and transported. The exhibition is at the moment bilingual (German/English) but Texts can easily be replaced (being printed on textiles, which are fastened with buttons) and Texts in another language added. The exhibition is on display in Berlin (Zentrum Flucht, Vertreibung, Versöhnung) until September 30, 2022.
- floor space: ca. 650 m², but can be reduced and adapted
- archtectural elements, showcases, audio-visual equipment, seats etc. are included
- ca. 100 objects (documents, artworks, books, misc.), 10 film projections, 18 audio stations
- exhibition catalogue available in German and in English