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Expansion of the Archive Holdings

ALAVA has acquired the private collection of Holocaust survivor Peter Ehrenthal, who was born in Romania and recently died in the United States of America. The collection includes around 800 antisemitic postcards from the US and Europe that Ehrenthal collected over the course of his life.

Traveling Exhibition “Plume de fiel, Images de haine” at the Abbaye de Neumünster, Luxembourg

The traveling exhibition “Plume de fiel, Images de haine. Esquisse d’une collection insolite”, which has been designed on the occasion of Arthur Langerman’s honoring as “Mensch de l‘année 2020”, will be shown at the Centre culturel de rencontre Abbaye de Neumünster (Neimënster) from 10 June until 26 July 2022. The exhibition will be inaugurated on 9 June 2022 at 18:30 h.
More information here

New publication: “Arthur Langerman – Mensch de l’année 2020. Documentation of the Awards Ceremony and Exhibition Catalog”

Arthur Langerman has been awarded the title “Mensch de l’année” by the Centre Communautaire Laïc Juif in Brussels in 2020. The exhibition “Poison Pens, Images of Hatred. Extracts from an Unusual Collection” has been created in honor of this occasion. The Arthur Langerman Foundation’s second publication can
be acquired here.

Documentary “Jud Süß 2.0 – Vom NS- zum Online-Antisemitismus”

The documentary, which features numerous images from the ALAVA holdings, as well as interviews with the director of the Center for Research on Antisemitism, Stefanie Schüler-Springorum, and our collection director Carl-Eric Linsler, will be broadcast on ARTE on 19 January 2022 at 0:30 and on 25 January at 22:40. In addition, it will be broadcast on ORF 2 on 24 January at 23:25. The film can be seen in advance from 18 January onwards in the ARTE media library.

Exhibition at the Jewish Museum of Belgium, Brussels

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

New publication: Rosine De Dijn, “Überleben nach dem Holocaust”

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