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Obermayer German Jewish History Award 2015 


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Cover CBLAlso I want to inform you about my current publication. In "Cohn - Bucky - Levy: Tirelessly onwards!" the life, lifework and suffering of the most well known and influental Jewish family association of Altenburg is told. The book is part of a joint project with the Altenburg theatre, the local TV station and other partners. On 20th May 2017 the play "Cohn - Bucky - Levy: The loss" will premiere in Altenburg and the book its contextual framework.

The blurb tells:

It is no exaggeration to claim that for decades the most influential and renowned Jewish citizens of Altenburg were members of the families Cohn, Bucky, and Levy. Thanks to their exceptional commitment to civic, social and cultural causes, the Cohns, Buckys, and Levys were acknowledged by and popular with the council and general population alike. In light of this popularity, the process of marginalisation, hostility, and eventually persecution, which began in 1930 at the latest, seems even more incomprehensible in retrospect. Although the members of the family had been at the heart of Jewish life in Altenburg, after 1930 they started to become the focus of National Socialist smear campaigns. There is proof that at least seven of the family members died in exile or were murdered by the National Socialist machinery of death; only one child of the Buckys and three children of the Levys was able to escape in time. This book tells the story of this Jewish family and their successful department store.

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

Title: Cohn - Bucky - Levy: Tirelessly onwards!
Language: German/English
Author: Christian Repkewitz
Publisher: self-published
Binding: Softcover
Number of pages: 184
Format: 170 x 240 mm
ISBN: 978-3-00-055923-5
Publishing date: March 1st, 2017
Price: 16,90 Euro

Anyone who has an interest in acquiring the book is welcome to use the order function on this website.