As part of the presentation of Rosine De Dijn’s book “Überleben nach dem Holocaust”, the author speaks with Uffa Jensen and Arthur Langerman about the latter’s family history, his collection and antisemitism in Belgium and Germany. The event is accompanied by music from the choir “Gofenberg & Chor“. See the program here
The documentary, which will be broadcast on ARD on 25 October 2021 at 20:15, features several images from the ALAVA holdings.
The exhibition “Plume de fiel, Images de haine. Esquisse d’une collection insolite”, which has been designed by our curator Philippe Pierret on the occasion of Arthur Langerman’s honoring as “Mensch de l‘année 2020”, will be shown, in revised form, under the title “Images caricaturales des Juifs à travers l’histoire. Esquisse d’une collection insolite” at the Jewish Museum of Belgium in Brussels from 15 October 2021 until 31 March 2022.
More information here
In her book “Überleben nach dem Holocaust. Über das Grand Hôtel im belgischen Seebad Knokke, das bewegte Leben des Monsieur Motke und wie das jüdische Antwerpen, das ‘Jerusalem an der Schelde’, wieder auflebte”, the Belgian journalist and author Rosine De Dijn also approaches Arthur Langerman’s family history. The publication, which is available in Dutch and German, contains numeous illustrations from the ALAVA holdings.
View the publisher’s announcement here
The collective volume edited by Prof. Dr. Frank Becker and Dr. Antonia Gießmann-Konrads is the result of the eponymous conference, which took place in Essen in June 2019. The book contains an article by Clemens Schwender (“Visueller Humor als Kritik und Ausgrenzung am Beispiel der Postkartenserie ‘Der kleine Cohn’ – Entwicklung einer Humortheorie”) which features several postcards from the ALAVA holdings.
View the publication here
22 June 2021 / 16:00 / Location: Kreuzberg Initiative against Antisemitism, Berlin (virtual event) | Lecture by Carl-Eric Linsler
As part of the ENCATE Certificate Program “Current Forms of Antisemitism,” organized by the European Network for Countering Antisemitism through Education (ENCATE), the Kreuzberg Initiative against Antisemitism (KIgA) and the Center for Research on Antisemitism, Carl-Eric Linsler lectures on “Working with Antisemitic Artifacts.” The ENCATE Certificate Program is supported by the German Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth. See the program here
The collective volume edited by the Institute of Art History of the Czech Academy of Sciences is the result of the international conference “Visual Antisemitism in Central Europe”, which took place in Prague in October 2019. The book features numerous postcards from the ALAVA holdings and is available in English and Czech.
View the English edition here
View the Czech edition here
In the interview conducted by the Coordination Centre for Scientific University Collections in Germany, our collection director Carl-Eric Linsler speaks, among other things, about the challenges which arise from working with problematic imagery such as anti-Jewish stereotypes and about a set of objects which holds a special significance for him. See the interview here
Several articles in the Yearbook for Research on Antisemitism (2020) address the phenomenon of visual antisemitism and racism. In their essay, Carl-Eric Linsler and Angelika Königseder present the Langerman Collection and the Arthur Langerman Archive for the Study of Visual Antisemitism. You can find a PDF with the article here
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the exhibition #Fake Images: Unmask the Dangers of Stereotypes at the Kazerne Dossin Memorial will be inaugurated in virtual form. The exhibition shows a large selection of images and objects from the holdings of the Arthur Langerman Archive for the Study of Visual Antisemitism. You can watch the ceremony, which will be broadcast in Dutch and French, via this link
Our first publication documents the speeches and the exhibition which framed the ceremony launching the Arthur Langerman Foundation on 20 March 2019. If you are interested, get in touch with us and we will be happy to provide you with a copy. You can find a PDF with the speeches here
As part of the seminar “Antisemitismus in Europa,” which is promoted by the Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung (Federal Agency for Civic Education), Carl-Eric Linsler speaks about “The Langerman Collection at TU Berlin. A Visual Archive of the History of Hostility Towards Jews.“
We are grateful to graphic artist Chiara Freschi of Brussels for her pro bono creation of the logo and free transfer of the rights of its use.
The Centre Communautaire Laïc Juif in Brussels has named our founder, Arthur Langerman, as “Mensch de l’année 2020” (“Mensch of the Year, 2020”), in recognition of his tireless efforts to preserve the memory of the persecution of Jews and to impart this knowledge to the younger generation. More information here
Since the spring of 2019, plans have been underway for the renovation of the building at Kaiserin-Augusta-Allee 104-106, into which the Arthur Langerman Foundation and ALAVA will move together with the Center for Research on Antisemitism. Now, we have the architect’s first planning draft.
With the support of the German Foreign Ministry, the Langerman Collection was securely transferred to Berlin on 25 October 2019.
The Center for Research on Antisemitism dedicates its weekly research colloquium during the 2019/20 winter semester to the theme of “Einschluss/Ausschluss. Zur Bedeutung visueller Medien für die Erforschung von Antisemitismus und Rassismus” (“Inclusion/Exclusion. On the Significance of Visual Media for Research on Antisemitism and Racism”). The events are open to all academically interested persons without registration. View the program here
As part of the international conference on “Visual Antisemitism in Central Europe,” Uffa Jensen addresses the topic of “How Could Images about Jews Be Funny? Antisemitic Postcards in the Early 20th Century.” See the program here
3 September 2019 / 19:30 / Location: Ravensbrück Memorial Museum | Panel discussion with the collector Arthur Langerman
As part of the 14th European Summer School in Ravensbrück, this time focusing on the theme of “Dinge sammeln. Materielle Kulturen in KZ-Gedenkstätten” (“Collecting Objects. Material Cultures in Concentration Camp Memorials”), Uffa Jensen holds an evening discussion with Arthur Langerman about his collection. See the program here
The Arthur Langerman Archive for the Study of Visual Antisemitism has been expanded to include parts of Klaus W. Praefcke’s collection, “Jews & the Middle East in Caricature.” From 1973 until his death in 2013, Praefcke, professor of organic chemistry at TU Berlin, primarily collected antisemitic cartoons in the press.