Our sixth ‘Snapshot’ of German-Jewish History and Culture is now online. Please click here to view the full post: Farewell to a Poet: Else Lasker-Schüler – Ein Gedenkblatt (An Epitaph) by Manfred Vogel, Jerusalem 1945.

Else Lasker-Schüler – Ein Gedenkblatt, 1945 (Epitaph on Else Lasker-Schüler)

This feature turns the spotlight on two remarkable German-Jewish literary figures whose paths crossed in exile in early 1940s Jerusalem: the charismatic Expressionist poet and artist Else Lasker-Schüler (1869-1945) and the author and journalist Manfred Vogel (1923-1983). Both escaped Nazi persecution in Germany and became part of the small circle of German-Jewish intellectuals in Mandate-Palestine.

The ‘Snapshots’, which attempt to give you an insight into interesting items from our London institute’s collection of rare books and historical pamphlets and which illustrate many facets of the history and culture of Europe’s German speaking Jewry, are also available on our social media outlets such as:

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