Wednesday, April 17, 2024, 7 pm

"Nothing but Culture”: The Pringsheim Family and Its Collections after 1933


Around 1900, the mathematician Alfred Pringsheim and his wife Hedwig were the glamorous center of social and cultural life in Munich. Their palatial home housed important collections of nineteenth century German art, including works by Franz von Lenbach and Friedrich August Kaulbach as well as Italian maiolica and silver from the Renaissance. After 1933, their home was taken over by the Nazis and the collections were dismantled and dispersed all around the world. Several objects from the Pringsheim Collection can today be found at the world’s most important museums, such as New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and Staatliche Museen zu Berlin.

Lecture: Emily D. Bilski, Jerusalem
Discussion leader: Chana Schütz

As part of the lecture series “Wiedergefunden. Privatsammlungen in Deutschland nach 1933,” an initiative of the Förderkreis Denkmal für die ermordeten Juden Europas and the Jewish Community of Berlin in cooperation with Stiftung Exilmuseum.

Location: Werkstatt Exilmuseum
Fasanenstr. 24, 10719 Berlin
The building is unfortunately not barrier-free.

Im Rahmen der Vortragsreihe „Wiedergefunden. Privatsammlungen in Deutschland nach 1933“ – eine Initiative des Förderkreises Denkmal für die ermordeten Juden Europas und der Jüdischen Gemeinde zu Berlin, in Kooperation mit der Stiftung Exilmuseum

Bild: ETH-Bibliothek Zürich, Thomas-Mann-Archiv / Fotograf: Carl Teufel, TMA_4343