Exile [01]

Münih ve Istanbul

Exhibition „Places of Exile [01] – Münih ve Istanbul“ © Franz Kimmel

Exile [01]

Münih ve Istanbul

Places of Exile [01]
Münih ve Istanbul

“Every man here may dwell here in peace under his own vine and fig tree,” the rabbi Isaak Zarfati wrote in his call in the 15th century from the Ottoman Empire to the Jewish communities in Central Europe.

Taking this letter as a starting point, the exhibition opens up the view of an exotic place of exile, Istanbul. What significance does this path from the West to the East have, from Catholic Munich to the Muslim city on the Bosporus? Was it a tolerant place? To what extent was it a transit point to Palestine? Who sought and found a place of exile in Istanbul between 1933 and 1945?

Life histories are…

Places of Exile [01]
Münih ve Istanbul

“Every man here may dwell here in peace under his own vine and fig tree,” the rabbi Isaak Zarfati wrote in his call in the 15th century from the Ottoman Empire to the Jewish communities in Central Europe.

Taking this letter as a starting point, the exhibition opens up the view of an exotic place of exile, Istanbul. What significance does this path from the West to the East have, from Catholic Munich to the Muslim city on the Bosporus? Was it a tolerant place? To what extent was it a transit point to Palestine? Who sought and found a place of exile in Istanbul between 1933 and 1945?

Life histories are traced between Munich and Istanbul, the meeting of cultures, marked by the antitheses of persecution and a new beginning.

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Duration of exhibition

December 3, 2008 - March 8, 2009

Curator

Jutta Fleckenstein

Architecture

Via Lewandosky, Berlin

Exhibition „Places of Exile [01] – Münih ve Istanbul“ © Franz Kimmel
Exhibition „Places of Exile [01] – Münih ve Istanbul“ © Franz Kimmel
Exhibition „Places of Exile [01] – Münih ve Istanbul“ © Franz Kimmel
Exhibition „Places of Exile [01] – Münih ve Istanbul“ © Franz Kimmel
Exhibition „Places of Exile [01] – Münih ve Istanbul“ © Franz Kimmel
Exhibition „Places of Exile [01] – Münih ve Istanbul“ © Franz Kimmel
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