Helping means life

Jacob Teitel and the Association of Russian Jews in Germany

Exhibition at the Villa Seligmann

Tuesday between 10 am and 4 pm


Description

Jacob Teitel and the Association of Russian Jews in Germany (1920-1935)

Exhibition at the Villa Seligmann

After the Russian Revolution of 1917 and the bloody civil war that followed, thousands of Jews fled from Russia to Germany. Here, a life of poverty and social marginalization often awaited them. With the Association of Russian Jews, Jacob Teitel (1850-1939) organized material support and never lost sight of the most important thing: human dignity.

Jakob Teitel: Association of Russian Jews in Germany
Berlin-Brandenburg State Archive

Together with the association, Teitel campaigned for the rights of Russian-Jewish refugees in Germany and at an international level. During the Nazi era, the association, which was active in Germany until 1935, and its successor organizations in France (1935-1965) and the USA (1941-1965) provided help for the survival of Jews in Germany and supported them in emigrating to Palestine and the USA.

What is special is that the documents, photographs and archival materials on display are the first to show Russian-Jewish immigration as an integral part of German refugee history. Visitors will gain insights into individual biographies and thus into stories of solidarity and initiative on the part of migrants, who formed numerous self-help organizations and today play an increasingly important role in society as an interdenominationally valuable, intercultural cultural heritage.

Free admission.
Donations
are requested.

 

The exhibition can be visited every Tuesday between 10 am and 4 pm. To visit the exhibition, please register in advance, specifying a time slot, by e-mail to anmeldung@villa-seligmann.de or by telephone on 0511-844 887 200.

Group tours (from 5 people) are possible by arrangement.

The exhibition is dedicated to the 100th anniversary. The Nansen Passport (1922), the first identification document for political refugees worldwide, is dedicated to the 50th anniversary of its introduction.

 

Catalog for the exhibition Helping means living

Elena Solominski: Helping means living. Jacob Teitel and the Association of Russian Jews in Germany (1920-1935). Documents on the history of Russian Jews in Germany. Catalog of the exhibition. Hentrich & Hentrich Verlag Berlin Leipzig 2022. Price: 20 Euro

You can order the catalog from usrtain it from us. Orders are only accepted by telephone on 0511-844 887 200.

Logo Konrad Adenauer FoundationThe exhibition “Helping means living – Jacob Teitel and the Association of Russian Jews in Germany (1920-1935)” is presented in cooperation with the Konrad Adenauer Foundation (Political Education Forum Lower Saxony).

 

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