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FROM NOVEMBER 3rd, 2021 | STUDY AREA

MAX FRANKENBURGER (1860—1943)
Bicycle pioneer and independent scholar

An exhibition in the Study Area of the Jewish Museum Munich.

Max Frankenburger, son of a teacher of Jewish religious studies from Middle Franconia and an enthusiastic cyclist, co-founded the “Victoria Fahrradwerke” in Nuremberg in 1888, which grew into one of the largest bicycle factories of its kind in Germany. After its transformation into a stock corporation around 1900, Frankenburger withdrew from the operative business and moved to Munich to devote his attention to his second passion—researching goldsmithery. In addition to numerous other publications, his book “Die Alt-Münchner Goldschmiede und ihre Kunst” (Old Munich Goldsmiths and their Art), published in 1909, is still considered an important standard work to this day. Little is known now of the life and death of its author who was murdered in Theresienstadt concentration camp in 1943.

Enamel advertisement for the Victoria Bicycle Company, c. 1898. Photo: Franz Kimmel, Jewish Museum Munich

NOVEMBER 16 – DECEMBER 15, 2021

Kaunas 1941

A photographic intallation by Rainer Viertlböck in the foyer of the Jewish Museum Munich

Since 2016, the photographer Rainer Viertlböck, the recipient of numerous awards, has taken on the task of capturing all concentration camps with his camera, as well as their satellite camps and many execution sites, under the working title “Structures of Extermination.”
The images convey the scope of the Nazi camp and extermination system in an impressive way. In an installation in the foyer of the Jewish Museum Munich Viertlböck is now showing two powerful works on “Fort IX” in Kaunas.

 

Kaunas 1941. A photographic intallation by Rainer Viertlböck. Photo: Rainer Viertlböck
Kaunas 1941. A photographic intallation by Rainer Viertlböck. Photo: Rainer Viertlböck
Ein Museum der Landeshauptstadt München