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[Jüdische Oberschule (Jewish Middle School) classroom of the Jüdische Gemeinde (Jewish Community), Grosse Hamburgerstrasse, Berlin]

Object Name
Dateca. 1936
Label Text

Although Jewish children were not officially prohibited from attending non-Jewish schools until 1938, institutionalized antisemitism and aggression made it impossible for most Jewish students to attend "Aryan" schools by the mid-1930s. As a result, enrollment at exclusively Jewish schools like the Jüdische Oberschule grew exponentially. The experience of German Jewish students paralleled that of Jewish teachers and university faculty, who were prohibited from practicing their professions as part of the Aryanization of the German education system. The highly regarded Jüdische Oberschule was later used as a site for the deportation of Jews to concentration camps.

"416" written on verso
Gelatin silver print
Image: 4 3/4 x 7 1/4 in. (12.1 x 18.4 cm) Paper: 5 x 8 in. (12.7 x 20.3 cm)
place taken Berlin, Germany
Credit Line
Gift of Mara Vishniac Kohn, 2013
Accession Number1992.869
© Mara Vishniac Kohn