The Shared History Project will illuminate the long and rich
history of Jews in German-speaking lands over the last 17 centuries. Since the
lives of Jews in these countries were deeply interwoven with local culture,
customs, and people, it is a “shared history” in its truest sense.
Each week in 2021 one new object will be displayed on the
Shared History website. The objects will represent different eras ranging from
the first document citing the presence of Jews in the area of modern-day
Germany in 321 CE and the entire range of Central European regions in which
German was ever a prominent language.
You can read more about the project and the selection
criteria at www.lbi.org/shared-history/.
Shared History seeks nominations for 52 unique objects that
illustrate Jewish history in German-speaking lands over the past 1700
years. We will consider not only museum artifacts, but also iconic
buildings or locations , metaphorical motifs, fictional concepts, mythologies,
Please submit your nominations no later than December 31, 2019. We accept nominations in English or German.
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