The Archive

The core of the “Arthur Langerman Archive for the Study of Visual Antisemitism” (ALAVA) is the Langerman Collection. It is currently being conserved and systematically catalogued, classified and inventoried. After this work is finished, the collection will be accessible to students, researchers, educators and multipliers from around the world at computer terminals in the library of the Center for Research on Antisemitism. In exceptional cases, visitors may also view the originals.

In addition, ALAVA honors the commitment of its founder by continuing to collect past and current visual antisemitica. It thus fills in a major gap in the international archive and museum landscape: While most archives adhere to the principle of provenance and concentrate on state and institutional written materials, museums generally collect art and cultural objects. Visual antisemitica usually fall through the cracks and are hence difficult to access, despite their great importance as source material and a basis for research. ALAVA fulfills the role of documenting visual antisemitica, securing them as sources and making them available for research and education.

If you have any questions about our archive or have potentially relevant materials that you would consider donating, please contact collection director Carl-Eric Linsler. He can be reached by phone at: +49 30 314 701 29 or via email: Of course you may also use the contact form below.

All donations and gifts are gratefully received!

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