Oskar Schindler – bon vivant and lifesaver
07.06. – 27.10.2024
The Sudeten German entrepreneur Oskar Schindler (1908-1974) and his wife Emilie saved 1,200 Jews from the Nazi extermination camps. This act of humanity and civil courage only became known to the general public in 1993 with the feature film Schindler’s List. To mark the 50th anniversary of Oskar Schindler’s death, the Sudeten German Museum is organising a special exhibition to tell the story of his rescue operation and illustrate the life of a man with charisma and contradictory character traits.
“Such theatre!” Puppets from Bohemia and Moravia
08.12.2023 – 13.02.2024
The exhibition shows the development of puppets and puppet theatre in Bohemia and Moravia. Based on the unique private collection of Anita and Hartmut Naefe, various aspects of the subject are presented in an exciting and entertaining way. A richly illustrated catalogue will also be published to accompany the exhibition. An attractive accompanying programme is in preparation.
I am a bit of a magician … Otfried Preußler’s story worlds
21.07. – 12.11.2023
“I am a bit of a magician …”, said Otfried Preußler about his work as a writer. The Little Water Sprite and The Little Witch, The Robber Hotzenplotz and Krabat are classics of German-language children’s and youth literature and continue to enchant children and adults to this day. Preußler found his story materials and characters in his northern Bohemian homeland, the Jizera Mountains. To mark the 100th anniversary of the author’s birth, the Sudeten German Museum is looking for traces of him in a special exhibition.
“All manner of artworks” – Relief inlays from Eger
15.07. – 04.12.2022
In the 17th century, a unique form of handicraft emerged in the town of Eger: inlaid works made from wood, so-called relief inlays. The exhibition presents these rare, virtuosically crafted works of art in their historical and political context.
The exhibition catalogue is available here.