“We are united by the love of books” - Jewish publishers in Leipzig- 1815 - 1938
1.6.2021 - 25.7.2021
Böttchergäßchen Building, Böttchergäßchen 3, 04109 Leipzig
Since the 18th century, Leipzig has been one of the most important trade fair and publishing cities in Germany. Even though they were one a minority in this industry, Jewish publishers, authors and artists, including Henri Hinrichsen and Kurt Wolff, shared in this success from the mid-19th century onwards. Many others are almost forgotten today. Important publications of liberal Judaism emerged thanks to specialized publishing houses and printing works in Leipzig. The range of Jewish publishers was very broad, especially at the beginning of the 20th century: They ranged from religious writings and the famous printed music from Edition Peters to scientific works, city maps and magazines or modern artist books.
The studio exhibition shows new facets of cultural exchange in Leipzig as the » city of books« and its publishing infrastructure. Their story is that of liberality and education, the hope for tolerance and mutual exchange.