Pedagogical Offerings

The ALAVA holdings are intended to be used in connection with pedagogical projects dedicated to educational, awareness and prevention purposes. The goal is to develop skills in recognizing and deconstructing visual stereotypes: to explain how these images work in order to be able to question and disrupt their impact.

To this end we make visual materials available to the Center for Research on Antisemitism, which trains graduates of its master’s program in “Interdisciplinary Antisemitism Research” for careers in fields such as historical education, and whose lectures and seminars are open to students from all Berlin universities.

Educators from other universities and practitioners in the field of education and youth work will be invited to explore ALAVA’s holdings and use the images for lectures, workshops, continuing education and awareness-raising programs. ALAVA encourages the use of its materials for such initiatives, seeks new collaborations and offers expertise and advice.

If you have any questions, please contact our project coordinator, Dr. Angelika Königseder, or use the contact form below. She can be reached by phone at: +49 30 314 701 29 or via email: alava@asf.tu-berlin.de.

Ongoing Projects

Graphic History on Visual Antisemitism

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.

Encountering Visual Antisemitism in the Educational Field

Is it politically justifiable to confront today’s pupils “unnecessarily” with visual antisemitic artifacts? Isn’t the high level of affinity that young people have for digital communication and the use of imagery actually a gateway to the unwanted reproduction of antisemitic stereotypes? This type of question gave rise to an ALAVA-funded teaching project that started in Hamburg in November 2020 under the direction of Dr. Gabriele Kandzora. The project aims at exploring research interests as well as using educational tools to combat antisemitism. Initial results from this project can be found in: Gabriele Kandzora, “Begegnung mit visuellem Antisemitismus im pädagogischen Feld. . Eine Erkundung von Artefakten aus der Sammlung Langerman an einer Hamburger Schule,” in: Jahrbuch für Antisemitismusforschung 31 (2022), pp. 59-88.

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Your Donation Is Needed to Purchase an Important Collection

A large collection of historical antisemitica, including posters, postcards, newspapers and more, will be auctioned on 28 April 2024. We estimate that a six-figure sum will be required. We intend to buy up these antisemitica in order to prevent them from potentially falling into the “wrong hands. We kindly ask you to support our efforts to preserve these historical sources and combat antisemitism. Further information here. More information here

Dear Friends of TU Berlin,

I am writing to you today with an urgent appeal for financial support:

A large collection of historical antisemitica, including posters, postcards, newspapers and more, will be auctioned on 28 April 2024. We estimate that a six-figure sum will be required.

As a trustee of the Arthur Langerman Archive for the Research of Antisemetica (ALAVA), TU Berlin sees it as its duty to acquire at least portions of this collection for research and teaching purposes. The foundation is part of our Center for Research on Antisemitism, a world-renowned research institution.

We intend to buy up these antisemitica in order to prevent them from potentially falling into the “wrong hands.” A large number of these items are rare, indeed even unique, and could be lost forever as contemporary documents for research on a national and international scale. Please help us to ensure that history is not forgotten. You can find further information on the auction on this website: https://www.valkyrieauctions.com/auction/243-antisemitic-collection-for/

We urgently need your support in order to realize this project before the end of the month. Every financial contribution, no matter how small, will make a valuable difference in helping us to acquire, preserve, and subsequently share this collection for research, education, and the public.

If you wish, your donation can be connected to a specific item and/or you can be listed as a benefactor on our website. The Arthur Langerman Foundation is a non-profit organization; donations are tax dedu

Payee: Technische Universität Berlin w/Arthur Langerman Archives
IBAN: DE97 1009 0000 2842 4630 10
BIC/SWIFT code: BEVODEBB
Reference: Auktion April 2024

We kindly ask you to support our efforts to preserve these historical sources and combat antisemitism. Further information here. Together, we can take an important step towards a more tolerant and just society.

Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions at alava(at)asf.tu-berlin.de

Sincerely, Lars Oeverdieck
Vice president for administration at TU Berlin and deputy chair of the Arthur Langerman Foundation