Hannah Arendt and the Twentieth Century

Hannah Arendt and the Twentieth Century

OPEN FROM 11 MAY 2020

Press releases

11 May 2020
Hannah Arendt and the Twentieth Century
An exhibition by the Deutsches Historisches Museum
27 March to 18 October 2020
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21 February 2020
Hannah Arendt and the Twentieth Century
An exhibition by the Deutsches Historisches Museum
27 March to 18 October 2020
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Press Kit
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Press pictures

The press photos may be used exclusively for current reporting within the framework of the above-mentioned exhibition and only with complete indication of the source.

Hannah Arendt at the Eichmann trial, Jerusalem, 2 May 1961 © Washington D.C., United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of The Steven Spielberg Jewish Film Archives of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem

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Hannah Arendt at the Eichmann trial
Jerusalem, 2 May 1961
© Washington D.C., United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of The Steven Spielberg Jewish Film Archives of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem
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Letter from German-Israeli lawyer Siegfried Moses to Hannah Arendt

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Letter from German-Isreali lawyer Siegfried Moses, President of the Leo Baeck Institute International, to Hannah Arendt
7 March 1963
© Washington D.C., The Library of Congress, The Hannah Arendt Papers
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Golden brooch with diamonds and mother-of-pearl, worn by Hannah Arendt during the interview with Günter Gaus © Privatbesitz, München. Foto: DHM/ S. Ahlers

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Golden brooch with diamonds and mother-of-pearl, worn by Hannah Arendt during the interview with Günter Gaus
1950s/60s
© Private collection, Munich. Photo: DHM/ S. Ahlers
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Hannah Arendt in a television interview with Günter Gaus © ZDF

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Hannah Arendt in a television interview with Günter Gaus
28 October 1964
© ZDF
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Hannah Arendt photographed by Fred Stein  © Fred Stein Archive, Stanfordville, New York

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Hannah Arendt photographed by Fred Stein
1944, New York
© Fred Stein Archive, Stanfordville, New York
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Affidavit for Hannah Arendt, New York, 18 January 1949 © Washington D.C., The Library of Congress, The Hannah Arendt Papers

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Affidavit for Hannah Arendt
New York, 18 January 1949
© Washington D.C., The Library of Congress, The Hannah Arendt Papers
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Subway Station © bpk-Bildagentur – The Jewish Museum of New York/Art Resource, NY/David Robbins

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Subway Station
David Robbins, ca. 1944, New York
© bpk-Bildagentur - The Jewish Museum of New York/ Art Resource, NY/ David Robbins
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"Once we could buy our food and ride in the subway without being told we were undesirable. We already are so damnably careful to avoid anybody guessing who we are, what kind of passport we have, where our birth certificates were filled out—and that Hitler didnt like us."
Hannah Arendt, in: We Refugees, 1943

Refugees at an office of the Hebrew Immigration Aid Society in New York © bpk-Bildagentur – The Jewish Museum of New York/Art Resource, NY/ Sonia Handelman Meyer

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Refugees at an office of the Hebrew Immigration Aid Society in New York
Sonie Handelmann Meyer, ca. 1946
© bpk-Bildagentur - The Jewish Museum of New York/ Art Resource, NY/ Sonie Handelmann Meyer
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"'Refugees' are those of us today who were unlucky enough to arrive penniless in a new country and who needed the help of refugee committees."
Hannah Arendt, in:We Refugees, 1943

Hannah Arendt photographed by Fred Stein © Fred Stein Archive, Stanfordville, New York

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Hannah Arendt photographed by Fred Stein
1944, New York
© Fred Stein Archive, Stanfordville, New York
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Naturalisation certificate for Hannah Arendt © Washington D.C., The Library of Congress, The Hannah Arendt Papers

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Naturalisation certificate for Hannah Arendt
10 December 1951, New York
© Washington D.C., The Library of Congress, The Hannah Arendt Papers
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Cigarette case belonging to Hannah Arendt © Washington D.C., The Library of Congress, The Hannah Arendt Papers

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Cigarette case belonging to Hannah Arendt
© Deutsches Historisches Museum, Sammlung Edna Brocke. DHM/ D. Penschuck
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Hannah Arendt at the University of Chicago, 1966 © Art Resource, New York, Hannah Arendt Bluecher Literary Trust

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Hannah Arendt at the University of Chicago
1966
© Art Resource, New York, Hannah Arendt Bluecher Literary Trust
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Hannah Arendt © Deutsches Historisches Museum, Sammlung Edna Brocke. DHM/ I. Desnica

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Hannah Arendt
© Deutsches Historisches Museum, Sammlung Edna Brocke. DHM/ I. Desnica 
1927
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Hannah Arendt's student ID card © Universitätsarchiv Heidelberg

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Hannah Arendt's student ID card
Issued by the Ruprecht Karl University of Heidelberg, 1928
© Universitätsarchiv Heidelberg
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Hannah Arendt at the Wesleyan University © Middletown, Connecticut, Wesleyan University Library, Special Collections & Archives

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Hannah Arendt at the Wesleyan Universtiy
1961/62, Middletown, Conneticut
© Middletown, Conneticut, Wesleyan University Library, Special Collections & Archives
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Fur cape owned by Hannah Arendt © Deutsches Historisches Museum, Sammlung Edna Brocke. Foto: DHM/ S. Ahlers

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Fur cape owned by Hannah Arendt
Macy's Little Shop, New York; mink, with monogram 'H A B' machine-embroidered on the inner lining, standing for Hannah Arendt-Blücher
New York, 1950s
© Deutsches Historisches Museum, Sammlung Edna Brocke. Foto: DHM/ S. Ahlers 
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In the exhibition "Hannah Arendt and the Twentieth Century" © DHM/ Thomas Bruns

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In the exhibition "Hannah Arendt and the Twentieth Century"
© DHM/ Thomas Bruns
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Model of the Crematorium II, Auschwitz-Birkenau © DHM/ Thomas Bruns

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In the exhibition "Hannah Arendt and the Twentieth Century" 
Model of the Crematorium II Auschwitz-Birkenau
The Polish sculptor Mieczyslaw Stobiers made this model for the DHM in 1994-95.
© DHM/ Thomas Bruns
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Objects donated by Edna Brocke to the DHM  © DHM/ Thomas Bruns

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In the exhibtion "Hannah Arendt and the Twentieth Century" 
Objects donated by Edna Brocke to the DHM. 
© DHM/ Thomas Bruns   
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Minox Camera owned by Hannah Arendt © DHM/ Thomas Bruns

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In the exhibtion "Hannah Arendt and the Twentieth Century" 
Minox Camera owned by Hannah Arnedt with which she took photographs of relatives and friends in Israel, New York and Europe. 
© DHM/ Thomas Bruns
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