Jan 29 - March 4, 2017: Synagogues in Germany. A Virtual Reconstruction.
Enlarge image Virtual Synagogues in Germany. (© TU Darmstadt) The Synagogues in Germany exhibition was initiated by students of the Darmstadt University of Technology. After the 1994 arson attack on the synagogue in Lübeck they studied the 19th and 20th century architecture of the synagogue. They intended not to build a monument to human suffering and cultural loss, but to counteract oblivion with an active knowledge of what had been lost.
The exhibition space mirrors the complexity of the topic: the historical developments leading to the night of the pogroms, the period of escalation in 1938 an the reconstruction as a work-in-progress since 1994. The exhibition Synagogues in Germany intends to send a signal against the rise of racist or anti-Jewish ideologies. The idea is to use one of the most difficult chapters of German history constructively With the knowledge of what has been lost it makes one of the most difficult chapters of German history accessible to a wide audience.
Mennonite Heritage Centre Gallery
600 Shaftesbury Boulevard, Winnipeg, MB
Open weekly: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m;
Tuesday, 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.,
and Saturday & Sunday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Guided tours for schools and public are available.
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This event is co-sponsored by the German Consulate General in Toronto.