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Fashioning a Nation

The exhibition tours the US for some time now and is the first time ever that the history of German fashion is put into context. Until these days Germans did not manage to create such a full picture of how Jewish firms participated in the establishment …

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Manheimer, Levy & Co.

Ein Uni-Projekt will die Geschichte jüdischer Konfektionshäuser in Berlin aufarbeiten Schnittmuster, Stoffe, Karteikarten – alles holten die Nazis in der Pogromnacht aus den Modehäusern, stapelten es vor den Kleiderfabriken am Hausvogteiplatz und zündeten es an. »Wie die Wildschweine haben sie gewütet«, berichtet Uwe Westphal, Journalist und …

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Konfektion und Repression

180 years after Berlin fashion designers established one of the most successful clothing industry’s in Europe. Nazis destroyed in 1938, just 100 years after the foundation, Jewish fashion design in Germany. The German federal ministry of justice, today based in the Hausvogteiplatz region of Berlin, took the …

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Nazi action against Jewish fashion shops

I write from Germany as a journalist, broadcaster and author with experience of some 85 pending restitution cases involving Jewish property and businesses within the Berlin fashion industry. Dina Gold’s book hits exactly the right note. I wholeheartedly endorse Michael Pinto-Duschinsky’s excellent article “Holocaust Survivors Are …

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