With this book, photographer Michael Kerstgens concludes his long-term project on Jewish life in Germany. The starting point for his documentation is the period of reorientation of Jewish life in Germany after reunification and the collapse of the Soviet Union. Since 1990, thousands of so-called "Jewish contingent refugees" have come to Germany from Russia and the Soviet successor states. The work focuses on the social life of Jewish communities and the religious and social challenges they had to face. The book concludes with current reports on Jewish families that Kerstgens had already photographed in the early 1990s. His comprehensive project on Jewish life was included in the Photographic Collection of the Jewish Museum in Berlin in 2011 and was first exhibited there in its entirety in spring 2012.
Festeinband 30 x 24 cm
136 Seiten 121 Duplexabbildungen
Wolfgang Büscher, Michael Kerstgens, Hanno Loewy