Exhibition Jewish Life in Germany and Escape Destination Hong Kong

   Photo Courtesy: The Hong Kong Heritage Project

Thu, 11.11.2021 -
Sat, 11.12.2021


Exhibition Opening (By Invitation Only)
10.11.2021 (Wed), 6:30pm

The exhibition is open for public viewing from November 11 to December 11, 2021 during the following opening hours:

9:00am - 8:30pm (Mon - Fri)
9:30am - 6:00pm (Sat)
Closed on Sundays and Public Holidays and on November 12, 2021 (Fri).

Jewish communities have been present in Germany for over 1,700 years. Using the example of seven places - small and larger towns and regions - the exhibition provides an insight into Jewish life over the centuries. The Nazi takeover in 1933 then set in motion an unprecedented persecution that ended with the Holocaust and the almost complete destruction of Jewish life in Germany. Hundreds of thousands of Jewish families were forced to flee - and for some of them, Hong Kong became a place of refuge. The exhibition Seven Places in Germany was developed by the Center for Persecuted Arts in Solingen 2020 with the Holocaust and the United Nations Outreach Program.

In cooperation with Solingen and the German Consulate General, this exhibition is now being shown at the Goethe-Institut, with an important addition: a brief history of the Jewish community in Hong Kong, which faced great challenges due to the flight of German and Austrian Jews, especially from 1938 onwards. For the first time, this history, closely linked to Hong Kong‘s fate in the 1930s and during WWII, is described, based on new research, by historian Amelia Allsop and images and documents from the archives of the Hong Kong Heritage Project.

In addition, we are presenting in the Black Box Studio the installation QING, on dance, exile and memory, by Simon Wachsmuth.

Co-organised by Goethe-Institut Hongkong, Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany Hong Kong, Jüdisches Leben in Deutschland, Center for Persecuted Arts and The Hong Kong Heritage Project.
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