Events - Former Rexingen Synagogue
World War I raged for four years, with a fatality rate hitherto unknown. It left in its wake a “lost generation”, traumatized by war experience in the trenches and confronted with suffering, loss and misery in the homeland.
A local section of the exhibition concentrates on the fate of Jewish soldiers from Horb, Rexingen, Mühringen, Nordstetten and Mühlen. Who were these men who went to war for Emperor and country and what happened to them afterwards?
The documentary film ‘In Search of the Last Jew in My Family’ records a family’s efforts to follow the trail of its Jewish grandfather, murdered in 1942. The film-makers, Peter Haas and Silvia Holzinger, will be present on both evenings.
This event is jointly presented by the Association of Patrons and Friends of the Former Rexingen Synagogue, the County Adult Education Centre and the Catholic Adult Education Programme, Freudenstadt.
The exhibition is a joint project of the Association of Patrons of the Rexingen Synagogue and the Catholic Adult Education Programme, Freudenstadt. It was set up by Immo Opfermann from Schömberg and shows how prisoners in the Concentration Camp supported each other in solidarity.
All members and friends of the Association are invited to this year’s annual general meeting. There will be a digital photo show with a review of the past year, 2013. All events and activities planned for 2014/15 will be presented.
Karl-Josef Kuschel reads from his acclaimed book entitled Theodor Heuss. It is a brilliant analysis of the contribution to Judaeo-Christian dialogue made by Theodor Heuss, The former Rexingen synagogue is the ideal venue for this reading, since it was here that the Jewish community in Rexingen bade farewell to the first group of refugees to leave for Palestine on February 6th, 1938.