From Sulzbach to Tel Aviv – New Hebrew acquisitions of 50 years (1965 – 2015)

15 May – 10 July 2015
Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Schatzkammer, 1st floor


Benediction on the occasion of the new moon feast | © BSB

Benediction on the occasion of the new moon feast | © BSB

On the occasion of the fiftieth anniversary of taking up diplomatic relations between Germany and Israel, the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek shows a selection of new acquisitions forming part of its widely noticed collection of Hebrew works in cooperation with the Consulate General of Israel. The spectrum starts with manuscripts from Syria, Italy, Swabia and China. The small location of Sulzbach in the Upper Palatinate was a trademark name for early printed works known all over Europe. Many publications in the Yiddish language were written in Jewish displaced persons' camps after the end of the war. The prolific production of literary works in Israel builds a bridge into the digital future.

Technical questions
Dr. habil. Stefan Jakob Wimmer
Phone:  +49 89 28638-2880 

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Anja Gaisa
Phone:  +49 89 28638-2024

Information overview

VenueBayerische Staatsbibliothek
Ludwigstrasse 16, 80539 Munich
Schatzkammer, 1st floor
Opening hours15 May – 10 July 2015
Monday – Friday   10:00 – 18:00   (closed on bank holidays)
AdmissionAdmission is free.
Public transportUnderground lines U3/ U6, bus lines 150/ 153/ 154, station/ bus stop Universität
Bus lines 100/ 153, bus stop Von-der-Tann-Strasse
Guided toursFree-of-charge public guided tours on
22 May, 12 June, 26 June, 10 July 2015
Starting at 16:00 in each case, duration around 1 hour
The meeting point is in front of the Schatzkammer, 1st floor.
No registration required
Companion publication

A 108-page booklet in the German and the Hebrew languages is published on the occasion of the exhibition, available at the price of € 12.00.