Until November 22, 2020, the Jewish Historical Museum will be transformed temporarily into a cinema from the 1920s and ’30s. The exhibition explores the influence of film on Charlotte Salomon’s gesamtkunstwerk “Life? or Theatre? A Singspiel”
Charlotte Salomon (1917- 1943) was born into a Jewish family in Berlin, where she studied art. She created her ‘multi-media’ masterpiece, which comprises hundreds of gouache drawings, in the South of France after fleeing Nazi Germany. She was arrested in 1943 and deported to Auschwitz, where she was murdered soon after her arrival. Her parents found “Life? or Theatre?” in the South of France in 1947. It was later published and adapted for cinema and has since become world famous, delighting and moving generations of readers ever since.
Jewish Historical Museum
Nieuwe Amstelstraat 1, 1011 PL Amsterdam
Until Nov 22, 2020