EUROPEAN JEWISH CONGRESS-Recommendation – 1948 – The Exhibition
We would like to recommend an excellent project to you.
1948 – The Exhibition is a project by German NGO DEIN e.V. – Verein für Demokratie und Information (DeIN e.V.). Its objective is to deliver a long overdue overview of the history of the founding of the State of Israel.
Hardly any other historical episode has been the object of more distortion, disinformation and widespread misconceptions by the public. 1948 – The Exhibition seeks to counter this through fundamental historiographic research, and an exhaustive and accessible presentation of the historical record.
Historians, political scientists and experts of the Middle East have overseen the making of the exhibition. This includes reviewing of sources, documents, visual material, authentic correspondence, recognised literature and testimonies of contemporary witnesses. The result is an exceptional presentation of one of the most critical periods of our Jewish history.
We have been in conversation with DeIN e.V. to bring the exhibition to the European Parliament. Unfortunately, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, this initiative has been delayed, but we hope to be able to present it in Brussels in Yom Ha’atzmaut 2022 or 2023.
The exhibition, originally in German, has been shown at more than 80 institutions with many exhibitions already scheduled in the future. Through its cooperation with the EJC, the exhibition is now also available in English.
Projects such as this one are now more relevant than ever, with delegitimisation and demonisation of the State of Israel on the rise and becoming more mainstream, as we saw this month with the disgraceful Amnesty International report.
We recommend this exhibition wholeheartedly, not only for Yom Ha’atzmaut, but as part of your efforts to defend the historical record with regard to Israel and to promote balanced policy making in your countries.
You can find more information attached on the project’s website . We also recommend reaching out to Dr Oren Osterer (firstname.lastname@example.org), historian and project manager of the exhibition for any further questions you may have.