Dodi Reifenberg is a descendant of the wealthy Ginsberg family in Berlin, to whom the writer Gabriele Tergit set a monument in her great family novel Effingers.
In two projects funded by the German Centre for Cultural Property Losses, Reifenberg and researchers from the Technical University Berlin are researching two art collections from the Jewish banking and entrepreneurial family. One project is dedicated to Ludwig Ginsberg's Adolph von Menzel collection, which was probably the largest privately owned Menzel collection of the time. Ginsberg himself died in despair in Berlin in 1939; most of his collection is now lost.
In a second project, Herbert Ginsberg's valuable East Asian collection is being reconstructed, which was confiscated by the National Socialists in the Netherlands in 1942. Herbert Ginsberg and his wife Olga, née Lachmann, survived in hiding in the Netherlands, and most of the 900-piece collection has been lost.
Another family collection, Max Ginsberg's Islamic collection, has also been lost, and its whereabouts will also be investigated in the future. Only a few members of the widely ramified Ginsberg family were able to save themselves from persecution by the National Socialists. and the collection of around 900 pieces has largely been lost.
Another family collection, Max Ginsberg's Islamic collection, has also been lost, and its whereabouts will also be investigated in the future.
Dodi Reifenberg lives as an artist in Berlin. Julia Albrecht is project manager of the research team and is documenting the work.
Note: The conversation will take place in German.
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