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In the German-speaking world, Jewish museums were the result of two temporally separate developments. The institutions established in the late 19th and early 20th centuries were due to initiatives by Jews. They were an expression of cultural processes of modernization and secularization as well as of political upheavals that led to a change in Jewish self-understanding. These first Jewish museums and …

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Kugelmann, Cilly, “Museums”, in: Encyclopedia of Jewish History and Culture Online, Original German Language Edition: Enzyklopädie Jüdischer Geschichte und Kultur. Im Auftrag der Sächsischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig herausgegeben von Dan Diner. © J.B. Metzler, Stuttgart/Springer-Verlag GmbH Deutschland 2011–2017. Consulted online on 03 June 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-8894_ejhc_COM_0567>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20210312

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