Catalog of Catalogs Online, A Bibliography of Temporary Exhibition Catalogs Since 1876 that Contain Items of Judaica

Danzig 1939. Schätze einer zerstörten Gemeinde
(312 words)

Translated titleDanzig 1939. Treasures of a Destroyed Community
Editors

Vivian B. Mann, Joseph Gutmann, Sheila Schwartz.

Curator

Vivian B. Mann.

Imprint

Braunschweig, Germany, 1982. 139 pp., illustrations: 8 col., 82 b&w, 28 × 21 cm. German.

ISBN

3884528084

Location

Braunschweigisches Landesmuseum (5 September–21 November 1982)

Description

The German version of a catalog produced by the Jewish Museum of New York in 1980. These nearly-identical catalogs present the Danzig Treasures: a rich collection of personal and communal objects, emanating from Central and Eastern Europe, that were transferred from Danzig to the Jewish Theological Seminary of America for safekeeping during World War II. The catalog includes a preface about the exhibition and its origins (Joy Ungerleider-Mayerson), reflections on the Holocaust (Günter Grass), a short history of Danzig Jewry (Gerson C. Bacon), an essay on the Danzig Treasures (Joseph Gutmann), a biographical essay about the collector Lesser Gieldzinski (Elizabeth Cats), extensive entries for each exhibit (Vivian B. Mann and Joseph Gutmann), and a checklist of items not on exhibit. 134 items.

main keywords

CEREMONIAL OBJECTS
DANZIG
SYNAGOGUE TEXTILES
SYNAGOGUES
TORAH ORNAMENTS

minor keywords

Amulets
Antisemitic images/objects
Besamim
Book bindings
Bridal/Wedding belts
Candlesticks/Candelabra
Circumcision implements/objects
Circumcision Torah Ark curtains
Etrog containers
Germany
Hanukkah lamps
Hevra Kadisha pitchers/tankards
Historical documents
Historical photographs
Holocaust
Keter Torah
Ketubbot
Kiddush cups
Levite sets
Mezuzah cases
Ner Tamid
Pesach plates
Pesach plates, 3-tiered
Pidyon ha-Ben plates
Portraits
Portraits, rabbis
Prayerbooks/Mahzors
Prints, Jewish customs & ceremonies
Reader’s desk
Rimmonim
Salom Italia, Esther scroll borders
Scrolls of Esther, engraved borders
Shiviti plaques, metal
Shtenders
Synagogue banners
Synagogues, Danzig
Synagogues, Germany
Tass
Torah (scroll)
Torah Ark curtains
Torah Arks
Torah Arks, fragments
Torah arks, miniature
Torah binders
Torah mantles
Tzedakah boxes/containers
Wedding sofas/stools
Yad

Other venues

Jewish Museum New York, New York City, USA (26 March–17 August 1980); Emory University, Atlanta, Ga., USA (16 December 1980–5 February 1981); Spertus Museum, Chicago, Ill., USA (15 March–31 May 1981); Harvard Semitic Museum, Cambridge, Mass., USA (5 April–20 June 1982); Rheinisches Landesmuseum, Bonn, Germany (2 December 1982–16 January 1983), Paulskirche, Frankfurt am Main, Germany (30 January–27 February 1983), Galerie “Kultur unterm Turm”, Stuttgart, Germany (16 March–17 April 1983); Beit Hatfutsot, Tel Aviv, Israel (Summer 1983); University Art Museum, University of California, Berkeley, Calif., USA (9 May–8 July 1984)

Catalogs from other venues

#645 (New York City); #755 (Tel Aviv)

Cite this page
“Danzig 1939. Schätze einer zerstörten Gemeinde”, in: Catalog of Catalogs Online, A Bibliography of Temporary Exhibition Catalogs Since 1876 that Contain Items of Judaica. Consulted online on 30 May 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/9789004444522_COCO_CC0699>
First published online: 2019



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