Exhibition

Exile. Experience and Testimony

The traveling exhibition of the Deutsches Exilarchiv/German Exile Archive 1933-1945 collects the writings and personal papers of German-speaking exiles from the Nazi dictatorship.

start date

March 1, 2019 9:00 AM

end date

March 31, 2019 5:00 PM

location

Feuchtwanger Memorial Library, Doheny Memorial Library, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Despite stringent visa requirements and a restrictive quota system that limited immigration options depending on the country of origin, the US was an important country for emigres seeking refuge during the National Socialist era, admitting a total of 130,000 to 140,000 German-speaking refugees.

Exile. Experience and Testimony, a traveling exhibition of the Deutsches Exilarchiv/German Exile Archive 1933-1945, will soon be on display at the Feuchtwanger Memorial Library in Los Angeles. This touring exhibition features reproductions of roughly 35 exhibits, along with introductory texts on specific themes and item descriptions, including biographical information, which will acquaint the visitor with the full scale of the permanent exhibition in Germany.

The German Exile Archive 1933–1945 collects the writings and personal papers of German-speaking exiles from the Nazi dictatorship. The United States admitted over 130,000 German-speaking refugees during this period. In recognition of these events, the exhibition is a part of the Year of German-American Friendship Initiative 2018/19, organized by the German Federal Foreign Office, the Goethe-Institut, and the Federation of German Industries.

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