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Signed etching of a Neu Synagogue, Breslau saved by a Jewish emigre family

Object | Accession Number: 2013.122.2

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.

Artwork Title
Die Neue Synagoge in Breslau
Date
approximately 1900  (creation)
Geography
depiction : New Synagogue (Breslau, Germany) historic; Wroclaw (Poland)
Language
German
Classification
Art
Category
Prints
Object Type
Etching (lcsh)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Annette Sacks
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Record last modified: 2018-01-26 10:47:11
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