# 06 2022: Objektiv
Jewish History & Culture. Magazine of the Dubnow Institute
The sixth issue of »Jüdische Geschichte & Kultur« circles around the heyday of political photography with its photo reports and illustrated magazines from the 1920s to the 1960s and looks at centers of Jewish history in Europe, America, and the Middle East. In this context, the title »Objektiv« means not only the lens of the camera, but also the question of the position and perspective of the person taking the photograph. The permanent sections Position, Critique, and Archive refer to the main topic with a review of a documentary film on Micha Bar-Am. Furthermore, they tell of the disregard and late rehabilitation of the Berlin art patron James Simon and the discovery of the private library of the Jewish communist Otto Heller. Other topics include the emergence of German-Jewish surnames and the current debate about new synagogue architecture.
The magazine of the Dubnow Institute offers insights into the diversity of Jewish lived experiences from modernity into the present. Each issue is dedicated to a specific theme, examining topical questions, establishing fundamental connections, and discussing contrary perspectives. Further aspects of the respective topic are discussed in the columns Position, Critique, and Archive.
Berlin: Metropol Verlag, 2022
Price: 14,00 € (D), 17,20 € (international)