»Everything war burning« – Jewish life and its destruction in the Prussian provinces of Hanover and East Prussia

Picture: The exhibition »Everything was burning« is shown in the Ostpreußisches Landesmuseum in Lüneburg and the German-Russian House Kaliningrad.

On the occasion of the 75th Anniversary of the »Kristallnacht«, the exhibition compares the situation of the Jewish population in the Prussian provinces of Hannover and Prussia and shows that the persecution and subsequent murder of the Jews followed similar patterns.

Both provinces were approximately the same size, had historic and cultural capitals: Hannover and Königsberg. The exhibition explain the situation of the Jewish communities until the takeover by the Nazis and their persecution by the new regime, the so-called Kristallnacht and the extinction until 1945.

The exhibition is intended as a cross-border post to the common German-Russian reappraisal of recent history in Central Europe and is therefore on display in Germany and Russia at the same time.

A joint exhibition project of the Foundation Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe and the Ostpreußische Landesmuseum Lüneburg in cooporation with the German-Russian House Kaliningrad, the Jewish Community of Berlin and the German Consulate General Kaliningrad, the Foundation New Synagogue Berlin – Centrum Judaicum, the Nordost-Institut/IKGN e. V. (Lüneburg) and the Stadtgemeinschaft Königsberg.