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


On the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the »Reichspogromnacht«, the exhibition compares the situation of the Jewish population in the Prussian provinces of Hanover and East Prussia and illustrates that the persecution and later murder of Jews followed similar patterns.

Both provinces were approximately the same size, had culturally and historically important capitals: Hanover and Königsberg. The exhibition aims to explain the situation of the Jewish communities until the Nazis came to power and their persecution by the new regime, the so-called Kristallnacht and the extermination until 1945.

The exhibition is intended to make a cross-border contribution to the joint German-Russian investigation of recent history in Central Europe and can therefore be seen simultaneously in Germany and Russia.

A joint exhibition project of the Federal Foundation Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe (Berlin) and the East Prussian State Museum (Lüneburg) in cooperation with the German-RussianHouse, the Jewish Community and the German Consulate General Kaliningrad, the Foundation Neue Synagogue Berlin – Centrum Judaicum, the Nordost-Institut/IKGN e. V. (Lüneburg) and the Stadtgemeinschaft Königsberg.

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»Alles brannte« – Jüdisches Leben und seine Zerstörung in den preußischen Provinzen Hannover und Ostpreußen, Berlin 2014, Hrsg.: Stiftung Denkmal für die ermordeten Juden Europas, Ostpreußisches Landesmuseum Lüneburg, ISBN: 978-3-942240-13-0
Price: € 15,00 plus shipping costs

Available in German at the Information Centre (Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe), in bookshops and at info[at]stiftung-denkmal.de

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