• Location: The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life
  • 2121 Allston Way
  • Berkeley, California
  • Phone: 510-643-2526
May 14 2019
recurring event

Memory Objects: Judaica Collections and Global Migrations

Gallery Hours: 

Every week, Tuesday-Friday, 11am-4pm, during the UC Berkeley Fall and Spring Semesters.

 

The First World War (1914-1918) uprooted millions across Europe, and beyond. Many Jews left Eastern and Southern Europe, bringing with them prized personal and communal belongings. In an attempt to rescue precious heritage from imminent destruction, these “memory objects” often ended up with museums, collectors, and art dealers in the West.


Siegfried S. Strauss (1893-1969) began collecting Jewish objects in Germany in 1913, and continued through the rise of the Nazi regime, whose anti-Semitic policies forced Jewish collectors to find temporary shelters for their possessions. Before he was interned in Buchenwald in 1938, Strauss secured safe passage for his collection, moving it to England. Once released, he followed it there, and later brought it to the United States, first to New York, and later to Los Angeles.

Upcoming Dates For This Event:
  • Tuesday, May 28
  • Wednesday, May 29
  • Thursday, May 30
  • Friday, May 31
  • Tuesday, June 4
  • Wednesday, June 5
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  • Friday, June 7
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  • Thursday, June 27
  • Friday, June 28