Edition Museumstexte 01. Permanent Exhibition

Texts of the Permanent Exhibition. English Edition
Hg. Jewish Museum Hohenems | Hohenems 2011 | 41 pages | € 3,90

With the series „Edition Museumstexte”, we offer documentary material and further reading linked to the permanent exhibition of the Jewish Museum and to the Jewish Quarter in Hohenems, which will henceforth complement the museum catalogue „At Home: Diaspora. The Jewish Museum Hohenems”. The permanent exhibition of the Jewish Museum Hohenems, which opened in 2007, presents an exemplary history of the European Diaspora that is marked by migration, crossborder relations, networks, and globalisation. It brings individuals to the fore with their experiences and idiosyncrasies, their life plans and ruptures: people such as Cantor Salomon Sulzer, Rabbi Aron Tänzer, peddlers, innkeepers, merchants, manufacturers, artisans, and teachers. The exhibition tells this history and the associated stories from various perspectives: in chronological order according to historical periods, by focusing on personal biographies and family histories, or by exploring fundamental questions of human coexistence. Finally, another perception of time is taken into account as well: the cyclic rhythm of life and of the religious festivals, festivals that can assume differing meaning in different places and at different times – always also depending on the people who celebrate them.