‘The costly fine thing’. Highlights of the donation by Dr. Edna Brocke

Dr. Edna Brocke, scholar of Judaism and grandniece of Hannah Arendt, has made a generous donation to the Deutsches Historisches Museum in connection with the exhibition “Hannah Arendt and the Twentieth Century”. Her donation enhances the museum’s collection with objects that offer valuable insights into the life of one of the twentieth century’s most important thinkers. Some of them are on show in the current exhibition, “Hannah Arendt and the Twentieth Century”. Since this will not be open for a while as part of the preventive measures to curb the spread of Covid-19, the exhibition’s curator, Monika Boll, present a selection of the donated objects here.