What we want to achieve

"German-Jewish life in our region over the centuries" A special kind of exhibition in 34471 Volkmarsen.

The exhibition in the Gustav-Hüneberg-Haus, Steinweg 24 is open every 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. In addition, you can also make an appointment at other times by prior arrangement (e.g. for clubs, groups and school classes, etc.).

Dear guests!

We do not see our exhibition as a “museum” in the usual sense, but as a place of learning for young and old, where we want to impart knowledge and stimulate thoughts.

In our exhibition, we offer visitors an overview of the entire spectrum of German-Jewish life in our region.

The range of information on the various time periods and events is so extensive that you can by far not include everything during one visit.

We therefore recommend our visitors to come to our exhibition again and again to deal with a different topic each time.

Most exhibition boards are laid out in three layers:

On the outside you will mainly find brief information about a specific historical event or person.

If you open the front panel, you will find detailed texts, documents, etc. on both inside pages.

With our exhibition, we want to ensure that there are no longer any “blank spots” in regional historiography and that it is no longer possible to suppress, falsify and deny essential parts of our history.

We hope that this “flashback” makes us all more sensitive to the problems of the present and shows us a way into the future in which mutual respect for all people is a matter of course.

For the most part, our exhibition reports on the life and death of ordinary people who are not in the history books; people who were once the neighbors of our parents and grandparents and were (almost) forgotten later.

For the women, men and children who were kidnapped and murdered, for whom there was never a tombstone anywhere, we tried to at least give them their name and identity.

Our special thanks go to the former Jewish residents scattered around the world who were able to save their lives by fleeing Nazi Germany and who later became friends.

It was only through their willingness to entrust us with their life and family history, and to give us valuable photos and documents, that the design of our exhibition was possible in the first place.


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