Extended until 29 October 2023!

A Traveling Exhibition of the Jewish Museum Augsburg Swabia in Cooperation with the Network of Historical Synagogue Sites in Bavarian Swabia

After the National Socialists came to power, anti-Semitism in Germany was not only imposed from the top. Personal resentments continued to play an important role. As a result, anti-Jewish smear campaigns and violent measures often developed a dynamic of their own, as Jakob Feibelmann was forced to experience. Starting in 1933, the entrepreneur from Memmingen was flooded with anonymous threatening letters, which massively antagonized him and urged him to emigrate. At the end of 1934, he eventually fled to Palestine, taking with him the letters he had collected as evidence.

The exhibition examines the beginnings of National Socialist persecution of Jews at the local level on the basis of 22 reproductions of preserved letters and postcards. In doing so, it intertwines the history of perpetrators and victims and asks both about the originators of the hate messages and possible accomplices, as well as about the consequences for Jakob Feibelmann.

All exhibition texts are also available in English

At a glance


14.03.2023 – 29.10.2023


Former Kriegshaber Synagogue
Ulmer Straße 228, 86156 Augsburg

opening hours

THU – SUN: 2 – 6 P.M.


6,00 | 3,00 € reduced


Monika Müller (JMAS)

curatorial collaboration

Vincent Hoyer (Leipzig)
Michael Ilg (Berlin)
Souzana Hazan, Michaela Krauth, Ayleen Winkler (JMAS)

A sepia coloured family photo of the Feibelmanns.
Jakob Feibelmann with his wife Irma and his children Marie and Heinz (left) as well as his brother Moritz and his wife Betty Feibelmann, Memmingen 1923. © Amira Korin
Detail of a threatening card to Jakob Feibelmann written on with red ink.
Detail of a threatening card to Jakob Feibelmann dated 29 January 1934 © Amira Korin
A black and white photo of Jakob Feibelmann standing and his wife Irma sitting in front of him on a balcony.
Jakob and Irma Feibelmann on their balcony in Memmingen, ca. 1932. © Amira Korin
View into the exhibition. © Ilya Kotov/Jewish Museum Augsburg Swabia
Visitors look at objects in the exhibition
Visitors in the exhibition. © Ilya Kotov/Jewish Museum Augsburg Swabia

Guided Tours

public curator guided tours in german

September 3 | 12.00 a.m. on the European Day of Jewish Culture 2023 (free of charge)

October 11 | 6.00 p.m.

October 29 | 3.00 p.m.

Please register by calling Tel. 0821 – 44 42 87 17 or by sending a mail to kh@jmaugsburg.de

Fee incl. museum admission: 8,00 € | 5,00 € reduced

by arrangement

Group Tours

Booking by phone on 0821 – 44 42 87 17 or by mail at kh@jmaugsburg.de

Workshops for School Classes

Booking by phone on 0821-51 36 39 or by mail at frank.schillinger@jmaugsburg.de 

In cooperation with

Logo Friedrich Ebert Stiftung Bayern
Volkshochschule Augsburg

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