|Translated title||The Sentimental Museum of Prussia. An Exhibition of the Berlin Festspiele GmbH at the Berlin Museum|
|Authors & Curators||
Marie-Louise Plessen, Daniel Spoerri.
Berlin, Germany, 1981. 463 pp., illustrated, 20.2 × 20.8 cm. German.
Berlin Museum (16 August–15 November 1981)
The history of Prussia, presented through artist Daniel Spoerri’s concept of a “musée sentimental”—a collection of small, often-non-descript objects that act as documents of historical or art historical events. The section on “Juden” (pp. 185–192) includes a diverse selection of Jewish items: a medieval tombstone, recalling the desecration of Jewish tombstones through their use as building material; a photograph of a Torah curtain from the Old Synagogue in the Heidereutergasse (Berlin), donated by Wilhelm I and adorned with Prussian coats of arms, and an antisemitic caricature. No itemized listing.