“Study and Eradication. The Church’s ‘Dejudaization Institute’, 1939–1945”
September 20, 2019 - December 23, 2021
Eleven regional Protestant churches established the infamous “Institute for the Study and Eradication of Jewish Influence on German Church Life” in Eisenach in May of 1939. The Lutherhaus Eisenach will be exploring this anti-Semitic “Dejudaization Institute’s” origins and work in a well-grounded, compelling and critical special exhibition. In the process, it will also examine the institute’s background and intellectual roots, the impact of its work and the arduous path toward scholarly confrontation of this history after 1945.
The multimedia exhibition is designed to be fully bilingual (German and English) and barrier-free. It will be open for viewing during the Lutherhaus’s regular hour until the end of 2021. A companion volume to the exhibition published in German and English will be available in our museum shop and from our online shop.
Parallel to the opening of the exhibition, the Stiftung Lutherhaus Eisenach will also be hosting the academic conference The Eisenach Dejudaization Institute: Church and Anti-Semitism in the Nazi Era with Friedrich Schiller University Jena and other distinguished collaborative partners (September 18–20, 2019) as well as the Jewish-Christian Dialogue Days during the Achava Festival (September 19–22, 2019). The Lutherhaus Eisenach additionally proposed and collaborated on the erection of the “Dejudaization Institute” monument on Eisenach’s Bornstrasse.
You should plan to spend at least 30 minutes in the special exhibition. The exhibition is designed to be explored independently but you can also book a guided tour from the Lutherhaus (permanent and special exhibition) or explore the exhibition as part of our museum education program “Church, Anti-Semitism and ‘Dejudaization’”, including an introduction to and a follow-up discussion about the special exhibition, for visitors of all age groups. To book a date, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Venue: Lutherhaus Eisenach’s special exhibition gallery, Lutherplatz 8, 99817 Eisenach
Hours: April-October: Daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
November-March: Tuesday-Sunday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., closed Mondays.
Combined ticket (as of September 20, 2019, permanent and special exhibitions): € 8 (€ 6 with discount), group admission: € 7 per person (school student group admission: € 4 per person), family admission (2 adults with their own children/grandchildren 14 or younger): € 16
Special exhibition (as of September 20, 2019, without the permanent exhibition): 4 € (€ 3 with discount), group admission: € 3.50 per person (school student group admission: € 2.50 per person), family admission (2 adults with their own children/grandchildren 14 or younger): € 8