08. November 2023
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...don’t tell a false story...

by Hannah Landsmann
© David Peters
Presented in November 2002 at the Jewish Museum Vienna, the exhibition One Night and One Day told of the events that occurred in Vienna from November 9, 1938 to November 10, 1938, using an impressively clear chronology printed on the walls of the exhibition area on the second floor. It was possible to read here who took their own life when and how, and at what time which synagogue in which district was “burned out,” as stated in the fire department records. Charred and damaged objects from Viennese synagogues and a ring that had been exchanged for a piece of bread in the Theresienstadt ghetto accompanied this chronology. The exhibition, curated by Felicitas Heimann-Jelinek, was architecturally implemented by Martin Kohlbauer.