In the Land between Two Rivers

In the Land between Two Rivers
Schalom Ben-Chorin’s life between the Isar and the Jordan

An exhibition by the Stadtarchiv München in the Study Area at the Jewish Museum Munich

In a fictional “land between two rivers,” between the Isar and the Jordan, the Munich-born writer Schalom Ben-Chorin went in search of and found his heimat. Ben-Chorin wrote most of his publications in his mother tongue. For someone uprooted from his homeland, this language was not just a means of literary expression; it offered him a form of protection and a place to which he could withdraw from the tension brought about by the loss of rights and expulsion, by…

In the Land between Two Rivers
Schalom Ben-Chorin’s life between the Isar and the Jordan

An exhibition by the Stadtarchiv München in the Study Area at the Jewish Museum Munich

In a fictional “land between two rivers,” between the Isar and the Jordan, the Munich-born writer Schalom Ben-Chorin went in search of and found his heimat. Ben-Chorin wrote most of his publications in his mother tongue. For someone uprooted from his homeland, this language was not just a means of literary expression; it offered him a form of protection and a place to which he could withdraw from the tension brought about by the loss of rights and expulsion, by emigration and integration. This exhibition shows photographs and documents from Schalom Ben-Chorin’s estate that have never been shown before.

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Duration of exhibition

June 9 - September 12, 2010

Where

Study Area

Curator

Andreas Heusler, Stadtarchiv München

Ein Museum der Landeshauptstadt München