Preserving Jewish Heritage in Germany.
The role of museums in terms of social reality
A Case study by Sarai Hannah-Marie Schulz
Museums are in a position of power concerning the definition of a society’s values and knowledge. In my project, I want to focus on Jewish museums in Germany, following the leading question: To what extent can Jewish museums use the shared heritage concept to provide for more German-Jewish understanding and make a direct contribution to the prevention of Anti-Semitism?
In terms of methodology, I am going to compare two different Jewish museums in southern Germany, visit the exhibitions and interview the curators. My research will focus on an analyzation of the collection and their contextualization.
PHOTOS: Old church of Jebenhausen, today Jewish Museum Göppingen (source: WikiCommons) / Cover of a brochure of the Jewish Museum Jebenhausen (source: Sarai-Hannah Schulz)