Verblasste Spuren

Obermayer German Jewish History Award 2015 


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GVV web2021 marked the 150th anniversary of the inauguration of the Altenburg Court Theater and later State Theater. At the same time, the Free State of Thuringia had proclaimed the theme year "900 years of Jewish life in Thuringia". The anniversaries were reason enough for the author to deal with the Jewish cultural life of the town of Altenburg.

The book “Gefeiert! Verfolgt. Vergessen?” (“Celebrated! Persecuted. Forgotten?”) sheds light on the life and suffering of Jewish artists who worked at the Altenburg Theater or on other stages in the town as well as those that come out the small Jewish community of the town. The publication is supplemented by introductory articles on Jewish cultural life in the Altenburg County and on the history of the Altenburg Theater. Many of the portrayed artists were celebrated - quite a few of them far beyond the town limits. Some of the Jewish artists working in Altenburg were favorites of the public. Numerous Jews working artistically in Altenburg were persecuted, and quite a few fell victim to the Shoah. Ultimately, the publication is intended to help ensure that the life and work of Jewish artists is not forgotten.

The most important data for the book can be found here:

Title: Gefeiert! Verfolgt. Vergessen?
Language: German
Author: Christian Repkewitz
Publisher: self-published
Binding: Softcover
Number of pages: 248 (without book cover)
Format: 170 x 240 mm
ISBN: 978-3-00-071383-5
Publishing date: February 3rd, 2022
Price: 19,90 Euro (plus shipping)

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