‘Heimat’ in a Suitcase: Flight and Exile of the Herzberg Family

Our third ‘Snapshot’ of German-Jewish History and Culture offers glimpses of the elegant home of the affluent German-Jewish Herzberg family in Hanover in the early 1930s. The images, taken from an extraordinary and much treasured photo album belonging to the family, are in stark contrast to the reality of their itinerant lives after they were forced to flee Germany to escape the Nazi Regime.

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          Haus Herzberg album – front cover                     Haus Herzberg – The Herzberg family home                      Rudolf Herzberg with his children