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Jochen Nix liest Texte deutschsprachiger Exilanten in Brasilien // Deutsche Nationalbibliothek in Frankfurt am Main // Dienstag, 29. April 2014, 19 Uhr

Jochen Nix

Im Rahmen der Ausstellung „… mehr vorwärts als rückwärts schauen …“ – Das deutschsprachige Exil in Brasilien 1933–1945 des Deutschen Exilarchivs 1933-1945 liest der Frankfurter Schauspieler und Sprecher Jochen Nix aus Briefen und Werken deutschsprachiger Exilanten in Brasilien und gibt einen ganz besonderen Einblick in die Lebensbedingungen im Exil. Im Mittelpunkt stehen Texte Stefan Zweigs, des wohl bekanntesten deutschsprachigen Exilanten in Brasilien, Eindrücke des Politikers Hermann M. Görgen, der einer Gruppe von 48 Personen zur Flucht nach Brasilien verhalf, sowie die Autobiografie von Hilde Wiedemann, einer emanzipierten, gebildeten Frau, die an der University of Chicago Botanik studiert hatte und nach ihrer Flucht aus Deutschland in Terra Nova, Paraná, unter einfachsten Bedingungen lebte.

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Die Welt in Leipzig. Internationale Ausstellung für Buchgewerbe und Graphik – Bugra 1914 // Exhibition at the German Museum of Books and Writing of the German National Library in Leipzig // 12 March to 24 August 2014 // Guided tour will be on Sunday, 4 May 2014 at 12:00

Internationale Ausstellung für Buchgewerbe und Graphik – Bugra 1914

In 2014 it is 100 years since the Internationale Ausstellung für Buchgewerbe und Graphik (Bugra) was held in Leipzig in 1914. This book festival was part of the 19th century tradition of staging world expositions. Its aim was to illustrate to a large audience the complex technical and cultural aspects associated with writing, printing and books. From 12 March to 24 August the exhibition of the German Museum of Books and Writing of the German National Library in Leipzig will provide an unusual perspective by examining the eve of World War I under a magnifying glass. It will also feature a report on the recent attempt by photographer Marta Pohlmann-Kryszkiewicz to find clues about the event on the grounds of the "Alte Messe". A large site plan including a linked slide show of old images of the Bugra will invite visitors to search for their own clues.
Guided tour will be on Sunday, 4 May 2014 at 12:00.

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"... mehr vorwärts als rückwärts schauen ..." – Das deutschsprachige Exil in Brasilien 1933–1945 // Exhibition of the German National Library in Frankfurt am Main // Guided tour will be on 29 April 2014 at 18:00

Wechselausstellung Brasilien 2013

The German Exile Archive 1933-1945 of the German National Library is running the "…mehr vorwärts als rückwärts schauen…" Das deutschsprachige Exil in Brasilien 1933-1945. "…olhando mais para frente do que para trás…" – O exílio de língua alemã no Brasil 1933–1945 exhibition from 8 October 2013 to 31 May 2014.
Between 1933 and 1945 approximately 16,000 to 19,000 German-speaking exiles found refuge in Brazil. Stefan Zweig was doubtless the most prominent among them.

The next guided tour will be on 22 May 2014 at 18:00.

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Illustrierte Idylle? Die Gartenlaube: Gesichter eines Massenblattes // Gallery exhibition of the German Museum of Books and Writing // 8 November 2013 to 12 October 2014

 Die Gartenlaube mit der Welt der Frau, Plakat nach Entwurf von Paul Scheurich (Ausschnitt)

The German Museum of Books and Writing is presenting the "Illustrierte Idylle? Die Gartenlaube: Gesichter eines Massenblattes" exhibition in the vault of the German National Library in Leipzig.

When the Leipzig publisher Ernst Keil announced the publication of his "new publication for the home and family, .. for the young and old, for everybody..." 160 years ago, scarcely anyone was able to foresee the success and significance which Die Gartenlaube would later enjoy. Who would have thought that it would lay the foundations for the development of the modern glossy magazine? Through the Gartenlaube pictures, which occupy a special place in German press history, the gallery exhibition explores the production techniques and different facets of the mass-circulation publication.

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Arts in Exile // Virtual Exhibition and Network // (www.arts-in-exile.de)

Logo of "Arts in Exile"

There are many different reasons for leaving one's country, not all of which related to political persecution. The effects which such exile has on artists and the arts are equally diverse. The virtual "Arts in Exile" exhibition is dedicated to exploring these effects. The intention is to showcase the full complexity of the subject of artists in exile.

The German Exile Archive 1933-1945 of the German National Library was requested by the former Federal Government Commissioner for Cultural and Media Affairs, Bernd Neumann, to assume overall control of co-ordinating the "Arts in Exile" virtual exhibition and network. The first modules of this new exhibition format went online on 18 September 2013 and they will be on display until the end of 2014. More than 30 network partners will be contributing to the continual expansion of the exhibition during this period.

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5000 years of compressed media history // Film about the permanent "Signs - Books - Networks: From Cuneiform to Binary Code" exhibition

Bild zur Dauerausstellung "Zeichen - Bücher - Netze. Von der Keilschrift zum Binärcode"

Peppered with quotations from Heraclitus, Heinrich Heine, Arno Schmidt, Florian Rötzer etc. and wittily reworked images of historical exhibits, a video on the permanent exhibition of the German Museum of Books and Writing in Leipzig describes the precursors to writing and its invention, old book forms and handwriting culture, book printing with movable characters, reading environments and censorship, book art, mass media and the world of digital networks. An English version of the film is now available in addition to the German original.

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Additional Information

The German National Library will be closed for general use from 18 April 2014 until 21 April 2014 (bank holiday).
The exhibitions of the German Museum of Books and Writing in Leipzig will open from 10:00 to 18:00 on 18 to 20 April 2014.

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