Unwelcomed Words: Nazi Anti-Jewish Street Signs

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014 at 7:00 PM

"Don't buy in Jewish stores."
"Jews are not welcome."
"The inhabitants of this village want nothing to do with Jews."

In Germany, beginning in 1933, anti-Jewish instructions and practices were implemented by the Nazis in order to segregate the Jews. This exhibition focuses on the multiple public signs that relentlessly degraded, harassed, offended, hurt, and perniciously contributed to the curtailment of Jewish life in Germany before the outbreak of World War II. The exhibit also includes photos of Nazi-style restrictive signs posted in German occupied lands, as well as testimonies of people who were personally affected by the prohibitions that these signs proclaimed.

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