Sylvia Necker

urban research &
modern history :::  
exhibits & installations :::
radio & sound art :::

minden :::
frankfurt/main :::
hamburg :::


Online Exhibit “(Hi)stories in Images”

(Hi)stories in Images – Jewish Private Photography in the 20th Century ::: In the fourth online exhibit of the Institute of the History of the German Jews (IGdJ) presented as part of our edition of key documents, we highlight Jewish Private Photography in the 20th Century. On the basis of selected objects the exhibit is dedicated to the act of photographing (when are which photos taken and why?), the preservation and survival of photographs, and finally the use of photographs as sources for historians. The images were reviewed and arranged into six chapters by Sylvia Necker in the context of her research project “German-Jewish Family Albums and the Narration of Identities from Imperial Germany” at the University of Nottingham. 

For the online exhibit follow the link:

From the photo collections of the Hamburg based Institute of the History of the German Jews:

Further details of Sylvia Neckers’ project:

Research project „Photography as Political Practice in National Socialism“ at the University of Nottingham: