Villa Seligmann as a house and project

Join Executive Director Eliah Sakakushev-von Bismarck to explore the history of Villa Seligmann and its current purpose as a center for the exploration of Jewish cultural heritage and the performance of Jewish music.

The event is fully booked. Only applications to the waiting list will be accepted.

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With a view to the founding period of the upper middle-class Jewish family residence and its
Reopening as the House of Jewish Music in 2012, Director Eliah Sakakushev-von Bismarck summarized 117 years of Hanoverian history in his lecture. Visitors get lively insights behind the scenes of the magnificent cultural monument and its
Art objects. One focus of the tour is music as an expression of Jewish identity through the ages, and especially the role of the organ in Jewish worship. This is also accompanied by a critical examination of social developments in Jewish life. Other topics include the art history of the house, the family history of the former residents, and the organizational structure of Villa Seligmann today.

In addition, participants will get an artistic presentation of the in-house Sauer organ by the chief organist of the Marktkirche Hannover, Ulfert Smidt.

Foto: Friedhard Neumann
Foto: Friedhard Neumann
Ulfert Smidt

Tickets at 15 euros (unit price) and 8 euros (reduced) are available in our webshop.
The house tour is limited to 30 participants.
Admission is from 15 minutes before the start of the event.

In our series
we will guide you through the magnificent villa in the heart of Hanover with proven experts on various topics. Current events are illuminated with new insights. The focus is on the building and, of course, the history of the Seligmann family.