Munich Displaced

The Surviving Remnant

July 5th, 2023 – April 7th, 2024 | Levels 1 & 2

Munich Displaced. The Surviving Remnant

Munich Displaced
The exhibition project “Munich Displaced” presents a variety of experiences in the immediate post-war period in Munich. For the first time, the focus is on the heterogeneous group of Displaced Persons (DPs), i.e. all those people who fled, were displaced or deported as a result of the World War II and now found themselves in Munich after 1945.

In two parallel exhibitions at the Jewish Museum Munich and the Münchner Stadtmuseum (until 7 January 2024), the histories of the DP communities are to be placed in a local historical context.

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July 5th, 2023 – April 7th, 2024 | Levels 1 & 2

Munich Displaced. The Surviving Remnant

Munich Displaced
The exhibition project “Munich Displaced” presents a variety of experiences in the immediate post-war period in Munich. For the first time, the focus is on the heterogeneous group of Displaced Persons (DPs), i.e. all those people who fled, were displaced or deported as a result of the World War II and now found themselves in Munich after 1945.

In two parallel exhibitions at the Jewish Museum Munich and the Münchner Stadtmuseum (until 7 January 2024), the histories of the DP communities are to be placed in a local historical context.

Munich Displaced. The Surviving Remnant
The Jewish Museum Munich looks in detail at the Jewish DP infrastructure in Munich. The area around Möhlstrasse in the Bogenhausen neighborhood, which was of immense importance to Jewish DPs after 1945 — with key institutions such as Joint, the Central Committee of Liberated Jews, grocery stores and kosher restaurants — is examined in depth. The setting up of businesses by Jewish DPs in Munich, the reopening of the Reichenbachstrasse Synagogue in 1947, and the “Exhibition of Jewish Artists” in 1948 at the Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus are also highlighted with exhibits shown for the first time. The Jewish Museum Munich identifies addresses that were once part of Jewish DPs’ everyday life, history, and culture. Many of these locations still exist today, and yet all traces of this fleeting Jewish perspective have long since disappeared. The idea of how to develop this topic was based on the Yiddish information brochure “Der Najer Jidiszer Wegwajzer fun di wichtigste Institucjes in Minchen” from the DP era.

The Jewish Museum Munich fervently hopes that descendants of former DPs will come forward with further addresses, information, and memorabilia from this period. In this way, museum visitors can make a direct contribution to our collection and ongoing research work.

Curators: Jutta Fleckenstein and Ulrike Heikaus in cooperation with Sarah Steinborn
Exhibition Design: gewerkdesign, Berlin

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Duration of exhibition

July 5th, 2023 – April 9, 2024

Where

Level 1 and 2

Curator

Jutta Fleckenstein und Ulrike Heikaus

Assistance

Sarah Steinborn

Architecture

gewerdesign, Berlin

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Exhibition view "Munich Displaced. The Surviving Remnant" Photo: Eva Jünger / Jewish Museum Munich
Exhibition view "Munich Displaced. The Surviving Remnant" Photo: Eva Jünger / Jewish Museum Munich
Exhibition view "Munich Displaced. The Surviving Remnant", Reichenbachstrasse Synagogue, Photo: Eva Jünger / Jewish Museum Munich
Exhibition view "Munich Displaced. The Surviving Remnant", Municipal Trade Office, Photo: Eva Jünger / Jewish Museum Munich

Update Munich Displaced

The son of the DP and artist Pinchas Schuldenrein called us from New Jersey. He had discovered a poster by his father in an article at the Jewish Telegraphic Agency and was able to tell us more about his life::
Update Munich Displaced // DP and Artist Pinchas Schuldenrein

Elias Stern’s daughter called us because a relative had happened to see Stern’s business card in the Jewish Museum Munich. Stern worked as the manager of the Hotel Bristol in Möhlstrasse in 1947. He never spoke to his family about the immediate post-war period.
Update Munich Displaced // Elias Stern

Ellen Presser, Head of the Cultural Center at the Israelitische Kultusgemeinde München handed the Jewish Museum Munich several memorabilia for its collection. Among these objects is Ernest Landau’s business card.
Update Munich Displaced // Ernest Landau

Update Munich Displaced

Dina Schweizer, probably born in Galicia (now Ukraine) in 1935, visited the “Munich Displaced” exhibition with her two sons and told us about her time in the Neu-Freimann DP camp between 1947 and 1949.
Update Munich Displaced // Neu-Freimann DP-Camp

During her time in Neu-Freimann Displaced Person’s (DP’s) camp, Danuta Mandel attended the Hebrew grammar school in Möhlstrasse. A recollection.
Update Munich Displaced // Hebrew Gymnasium

For our current exhibition “Munich Displaced. The Surviving Remnant,” our research focussed on some 40 sites and their significance for Displaced Persons (DPs) in Munich. One place played a special role in the life of Maria Leipelt—sister of Hans Leipelt who supported the White Rose resistance group—as Angela Bottin told us.
Update Munich Displaced // Maria Leipelt and Siebertstrasse 3

Update Munich Displaced

Go or stay? Many Displaced Persons asked themselves this question in the post-war period. Leon Garnczarski’s daughter showed us a photo of her father preparing to go to America. In the end, however, he did not leave Bavaria and worked instead in a bar on Goethestrasse.
Update Munich Displaced // Leon Garnczarski

As many Jews did not want to be treated by German doctors, the Jewish self-administration committees demanded their own medical infrastructure and a separate hospital as early as the end of 1945.
Update Munich Displaced // Jewish Hospital

Rundgänge an historischen Orten

Stadtspaziergang in Bogenhausen im Rahmen der Internationalen Wochen gegen Rassismus 2024
Teilnahme kostenlos
Registration needed
Rundgang über das Klostergelände mit Pater Cyrill Schäfer (Erzabtei St. Ottilien) im Rahmen der Ausstellung „München Displaced. Der Rest der Geretteten“
Teilnahme kostenlos
Registration needed
Rundgang mit Dr. Sybille Krafft (Museumsleitung Erinnerungsort BADEHAUS) im Rahmen der Ausstellung „München Displaced. Der Rest der Geretteten“
5 Euro Führungsentgelt
Registration needed
Besucher*innen im Erinnerungsort BADEHAUS, Präsentation der Geschichte der Displaced Persons, Foto: Jan Greune
Rundgang über die Baustelle in der Reichenbachstraße mit Dr. Rachel Salamander im Rahmen der Ausstellung „München Displaced. Der Rest der Geretteten“
Teilnahme kostenlos
Registration needed

Was aus den Zurückgebliebenen wurde, wie sie sich ein neues Leben erfanden, in einer feindlichen Umgebung mit Alltagsrassismus und scheelen Blicken, untersuchen beide Ausstellungen, wobei jene im Jüdischen Museum einen Vorsprung an Exponaten und historischer Einordnung mitbringt.

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

„Orte tragen immer Erinnerungen.“ Und in den Ausstellungen würden nun die konkreten Plätze in München mit den Geschichten der DPs verbunden, wodurch sich ein neuer Blick auf den Münchner Stadtraum eröffne.

Süddeutsche Zeitung

Die Doppelausstellung „München Displaced“ präsentiert neue Erkenntnisse zur Stadtgeschichte Münchens und leistet gleichzeitig einen wichtigen Beitrag zur Vermittlung der DP-Thematik allgemein.

H-Soz-Kult

Die Kuratorinnen Jutta Fleckenstein und Ulrike Heikaus haben für die zweiteilige Ausstellung »München Displaced« in akribischen Recherchen eine Fülle an Material gesammelt.

Münchner Feuilleton

“The Jewish DPs were not only survivors or victims,” said Jewish Museum curator Jutta Fleckenstein. “They very quickly developed a Jewish self-awareness.

Jewish Telegraphic Agency

Den Kuratorinnen beider Häuser sind abwechslungsreiche, weil reich bestückte Ausstellungen gelungen.

Bauwelt
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