01 June 2014 Published in Events

Exhibition: “I gave my heart for my country”

Dr. Rosenfeld with patients in the military hospital in Horb
Dr. Rosenfeld with patients in the military hospital in Horb
Type: Exhibition
Date: Starting May 18th, 2014
Time: Saturdays and Sundays from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Venue: Jewísh Prayer Room, Horb

World War I raged for four years, with a fatality rate hitherto unknown. It left in its wake a “lost generation”, traumatized by war experience in the trenches and confronted with suffering, loss and misery in the homeland.
A local section of the exhibition concentrates on the fate of Jewish soldiers from Horb, Rexingen, Mühringen, Nordstetten and Mühlen. Who were these men who went to war for Emperor and country and what happened to them afterwards?

Joseph Zürndorfer, flight lieutenant from Rexingen, left us this testimony: “As a German I went to war to protect my troubled country but also, as a Jew, to win full, equal rights for my fellow-Jews”.
With the help of biographies, letters from the Front, photos, diary-extracts, headlines and announcements in newspapers in Horb, this section conveys the particular tragedy of this war and its consequences for Jewish citizens.
In a general section set up by the Centre for Political Education in the State of Baden-Württemberg, the effects of the war on the daily lives of the people are shown in contemporary images and testimonies. Here special focus is on the war as experienced by children and young people.

Group visits

Group visits are also possible during the week but only by appointment. Contact for groups and school classes.

Admission: Free
Address: 16 Freudenstaedter Strasse, 72160 Horb-Rexingen