Signed etching of a Neu Synagogue, Breslau saved by a Jewish emigre family
- Artwork Title
- Die Neue Synagoge in Breslau
New Synagogue (Breslau, Germany) historic;
- Object Type
- Credit Line
- United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Annette Sacks
Large etching of the New Synagogue in Breslau, Germany, (Wroclaw, Poland) brought by Harry Ehrenberg and his family when they left Breslau for the United States in 1937. The etching is signed by the artist, Siegfried Laboschin. The synagogue, a center of liberal Judaism in Breslau, was destroyed by fire during Kristallnacht on November 9-10, 1938. The New Synagoge was designed by Edwin Oppler and built in 1865-1872. It was the largest synagogue in Breslau and one of the largest in Germany. In 1933, when Hitler was appointed Chancellor of Germany, Breslau had a Jewish population of over 20,000. By 1939, many had fled or been expelled to Poland and the Jewish population was around 10,000. In 1941 and 1942, most of the remaining Jews were deported to concentration camps.
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Also in Gerda Ehrenberg family collection
The collection consists of a print of the Breslau synagogue and a report card relating to the experiences of Gerda Ehrenberg and her family in Breslau, Germany, before the Holocaust.
Consists of one report card issued by the Jüdische Volksschule zu Breslau to Gerda Ehrenberg, who was born in 1925. Though the report card is dated May 31, 1937, it refers to the fall 1935 school term.