Exhibition teaser

Are you thinking about visiting our exhibition or showing our exhibition in your premises? Watch the 3min teaser for first glimpses of the exhibition.

Documentation of the exhibition opening

The video gives an overview of the exhibition and the opening event.

Musical accompaniment of the exhibition opening

"Drei kleine Straßen" (Three little streets) by Hans Krieg

The composer Hans Krieg was born in Silesia and received his education in Leipzig. In 1928 he took over the direction of the choir of the Jewish community in Breslau. When the political situation escalated in 1933, he sought refuge in Amsterdam. Hans, his wife Marion and their daughters Susanne and Mirjam were imprisoned in the Westerbork camp and then transported to Bergen-Belsen. The family is liberated with the "Lost Transport" in Tröbitz.

After their return to the Netherlands, Hans Krieg (1899-1961) endeavored to establish himself there as a composer, singer, choir director and music researcher. This was a challenge, as he was considered German. Unfortunately, his work and contribution to music are almost completely forgotten today.

His daughter Mirjam Krieg is actively campaigning for the rediscovery of his work.

Visit to the Jewish Cemetery

Prayers: Rabbi Joseph Polak (USA, Child Survivor)

Born in 1942 in The Hague, Netherlands, Rabbi Joseph Polak is a Holocaust survivor who lived through the horrors of the Nazi regime as a child. He was imprisoned in Westerbork and Bergen-Belsen and suffered the tragic loss of his father and 30 other family members during the Shoah. After the war, he moved with his mother to Montreal, Canada, and they eventually settled in the United States in 1967.

Rabbi Joseph Polak is now the Chief Justice of the Massachusetts Rabbinical Court. He deals with religious divorces, conversions, and disputes in the Boston Jewish community.