New publication: <i>Meran und der Bäder-Antisemitismus. Über ein Phänomen seit den 1870er-Jahren</i>

We would like to point out the article by emeritus pastor Hans H. Reimer, which recently appeared in the monthly magazine for South Tyrolean regional studies Der Schlern (2024/issue 4). Reimer, who worked in Meran (Tyrol) for many years, saw an antisemitic postcard from his former place of work in a television report about Arthur Langerman and his collection last year. Fascinated by this previously unknown dimension of everyday antisemitism in Meran, he decided to contact us and take a closer look at the postcard and its background. His research has uncovered new insights into spa antisemitism in Tyrol and we are pleased that the Langerman Collection was the trigger for this.

IHRA Article About the Success Story of Our Exhibition “#FakeImages”

In the article, the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA), which actively supported the creation of “#Fake Images: Unmask the Dangers of Stereotypes” through an IHRA grant, highlights the history of the successful exhibition, which has been shown by now in the UN Information Centers of Bogota, Dar es Salaam, Lusaka and Mexico City. Buenos Aires and Brazzaville are to follow. Click here for the article.

Thanks to All Supporters for Your Donation

With your donations, you have enabled us to acquire parts of the collection of antisemitic artefacts that were up for auction on 28 April 2024 and make them accessible for research and educational purposes. On behalf of TU Berlin, the Chancellor Lars Oeverdieck, the Arthur Langerman Foundation and the alumni team, we would like to thank you very much for your support!

Graphic History about Visual Antisemitism in the Making

Comic author Nathalie Frank has been commissioned by ALAVA to develop a graphic history on the roots of antisemitic imagery. The comic, which bears the working title People (Not) Like Everyone Else?, will explore the origins and effects of these hateful images in the form of an investigation, without bringing them to the foreground through simple reproduction. Further information and a first “work sample” here.

German Bundesrat Recommends Germany-wide Presentation of the “#FakeImages” Exhibition

At its 1.042nd meeting on 22 March 2024, the German Bundesrat drafted a joint communication to the European Parliament and the Council on the topic “No Place for Hate: A Europe That Stands United Against Hate”. In order to “take a position and identify strategies against” “the increasing antisemitic sentiments and incidents in the European Union following the terrorist attacks by Hamas against Israel on 7 October 2023, as well as all other forms of hostility towards certain groups based on their actual or attributed affiliation”, it recommends, among other things, that on the occasion of the 85th anniversary of the beginning of the Second World War, the traveling exhibition “#FakeImages: Unmask the Dangers of Stereotypes”, which has been curated by the Kazerne Dossin Museum and supported by ALAVA, be presented throughout Germany in order to better convey democratic values. We are very pleased about this recommendation and would like to thank Tanja Baerman, Head of the Representation of the State of Bremen to the European Union in Brussels, for her commitment. The joint communication can be read here.