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Visualizing and Exhibiting Jewish Space and History

Richard I. Cohen


This book examines the visual revolution that has overtaken Jewish cultural life in the 20th century onwards, with special attention given to the evolution of Jewish museums. The book treats various forms of Jewish representation in museums in Europe and the United States before the Second World War and inquires into the nature and proliferation of Jewish museums following the Holocaust and the fall of Communism in Western and Eastern Europe. In addition, a pair of chapters dedicated to six exhibitions that took place in Israel in 2008 to mark six decades of Israeli art raises significant issu ... More

Keywords: Jewish cultural life, Jewish representation, Jewish museums, Holocaust, Communism, Israel, anti-Semitism, Jewish fundamentalism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199934249
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199934249.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Richard I. Cohen, editor
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Paulette and Claude Kelman Chair in French Jewry Studies

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Front Matter

Symposium: Visualizing and Exhibiting Jewish Space and History

The Visual Revolution in Jewish Life—An Overview

Richard I. Cohen, (The Hebrew University)

Displaying Judaica in 18th-Century Central Europe

Michael Korey, (Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden)

Collecting Community

Tobias Metzler, (University of Southampton)

Jewish Museums in the Federal Republic of Germany

Inka Bertz, (Jewish Museum Berlin)

From Wandering Jew to Immigrant Ethnic

Robin Ostow, (University of Toronto) (Wilfrid Laurier University)

Six Exhibitions, Six Decades

Ruth Direktor, (Haifa Museum of Art)

In Between Past and Future

Osnat Zukerman Rechter, (The Hebrew University)

A Matrix of Matrilineal Memory in the Museum

Lisa Saltzman, (Bryn Mawr College)

Between Two Worlds

Abigail Glogower, (University of Rochester) Margaret Olin, (Yale University)


“The Forces of Darkness”

Elliott Horowitz, (Bar-Ilan University)

Review Essays

One Step before the Abyss

Kiril Fefferman

Book Reviews

Antisemitism, Holocaust, and Genocide

Kiril Fefferman, Laura Jockusch, Samuel Kassow and Raphael Vago

Cultural Studies and Education

Michael Gillis, Anna Lipphardt, Emily Budick, Assaf Shelleg, Yael Reshef and Martin J. Wein

History and the Social Sciences

Yitzhak Conforti, Esther Meir-Glitzenstein, Jack Kugelmass, Daniel Blatman, Gerald Sorin, Beth S. Wenger, Ezra Mendelsohn, Mikhail Krutikov, Samuel Kassow and Norman A. Stillman

Zionism, Israel, and the Middle East

Henriette Dahan Kalev, Motti Inbari and Haim Kaufman