Arbeitskreis Rückblende

Gegen das Vergessen e.V.

Geschichtswerkstatt,
Museum und Lernort,

Ausstellung "Jüdisches Leben in der Region"

National - international

Our permanent exhibition has been visited by numerous guests from all five continents and over 30 different countries in recent years, e.g. Abu Dhabi, Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Chile, China, Great Britain, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Canada. Liechtenstein, Madagascar, Netherlands, Palestine, Austria, Poland, Russia, Scotland, Serbia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, Hungary, United States of America (and here from over 20 different states such as Georgia, Illinois, New York, New Jersey (Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Florida, Kentucky, Wisconsin, District of Columbia, Virginia, California, Oregon, Washington, Minnesota, Hawaii, Vermont, Connecticut).

 

Some of the foreign visitors come from Jewish families who used to live in our region and were invited by our association.

 

In addition, numerous historians, genealogists, scientists, students, representatives of various organizations and memorial site directors from abroad were our guests.

 

The domestic guests came for the most part from the region, but also from many other areas of our country, including historians, book authors, monument conservationists and building researchers, memorial staff as well as federal and state politicians.

 

For many emigrants, Holocaust survivors, historians, genealogists, artists, members of German resistance fighters, politicians and other representatives of public life, schools, clubs and parishes, the small town of Volkmarsen was worth a visit because of our exhibition and our work “against forgetting”.

 

A special attraction for numerous visitors since the beginning of 2014 has been the 500-year-old Schachtmikwe (Jewish ritual bath) in a vaulted cellar from the 13th century, which was rediscovered under the direction of Ernst Klein and uncovered in cooperation with the Office for the Preservation of Monuments and the Institute for Building Research.