SPURENSUCHE – The landlady

From Solingen to Lucerne: 160 years of Johanna Seligmann

Film screening

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She was once the landlady of Villa Seligmann. In its prestigious rooms, it received the Belgian Crown Prince and many other prominent figures from industry and society. But who was Johanna Seligmann? What do we know about her family of origin, the Coppels, from Solingen, her parents and her siblings, who affectionately called her “Aunt Hans”? What significance did the Coppels have for Johanna’s hometown of Solingen and Continental in Hanover?

In this special search for traces, we paint a personal portrait of this woman of stature, who is still remembered by her family from Switzerland to Germany and South America. We read from Johanna’s letters, browse through family photos and set the birthday table for her with objects that once belonged to her upper-class household

In the series
series, you can experience the magnificent villa in the heart of Hanover in themed tours with renowned experts. Current events are illuminated with new insights. The focus is on the building, its inhabitants and the history of the Seligmann family.

Limited number of seats.
Admission 15 Euro

With the kind support of:

1700 years of Jewish life in Germany

Supported by #2021JLID – Jüdisches Leben in Deutschland e.V. with funds from the Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Community.