The Harburg Memorial Days traditionally commemorate the victims and persecutees of National Socialism in November. The Harburg City Museum is participating with its special exhibition “Places of Jewish Life in Harburg.” As part of a curator guided tour, participants will have the opportunity to encounter Jewish history and learn more about the lives of Jewish people in Harburg every Friday at 2:00 p.m. throughout the event period.
November 9 marks the anniversary of the November progroms. On this day in 1938, the National Socialists burned down synagogues and Jewish institutions throughout the German Reich and arrested people of Jewish faith. In Harburg, this happened one day later, on November 10: Jewish stores were looted, the mortuary at the Jewish cemetery went up in flames, and the Harburg synagogue on Eißendorfer Strasse was vandalized. In memory of these atrocities, the “Initiative Gedenken in Harburg” has organized the Harburg Memorial Days around November 10 for many years.
With its special exhibition “Places of Jewish Life in Harburg”, the Harburg City Museum contributes to visualizing the long and rich tradition of Jewish culture in Harburg. It presents for the first time fragments of the Harburg Torah, which was damaged during the Progrom Night and initially disappeared.
The exhibition is a joint project of the Harburg City Museum, the Harburg History Workshop and the “Initiative Gedenken in Harburg”.
Stadtmuseum Harburg, Museumsplatz 2, 21073 Hamburg
Fee: 3 Euro