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"Jewish – Now.
Photographs and Interviews"

Interior view of the synagogue in Kassel
© Philipp Ottendörfer, Fachhochschule Bielefeld

The exhibition presents two projects completed by students from the University of Applied Sciences in Konstanz (communication design) and the University of Applied Sciences in Bielefeld (photography and media studies). The students have explored the theme of Jewish life in Germany today intensively and have recorded the results of their work in photographs and interviews. These reflect considerable openness and curiosity, but also sensitivity. Without losing sight of the past, the focus is on the present and ordinary day-to-day life.

In the interviews, the protagonists are asked about their identity, their history, and their relationships to Judaism, Germany, and the term "home." The photographs are portraits and depictions of various aspects of Jewish life such as synagogues, festivals, ways of life in relation to cultural, political, and social status.


3 November 2006 - 25 February 2007


Libeskind Building, ground level, Eric F. Ross Gallery


5 euros, reduced rate 2.50 euros

The project throws light on the diversity of Jewish life and the desire for a normal relationship between Jews and non-Jews in Germany.

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