Past Exhibit

Unwelcomed Words: Nazi Anti-Jewish Street Signs

In Germany, beginning in 1933, the Nazis implemented anti-Jewish instructions and practices in order to segregate the Jews. This exhibit focuses on the public signs that relentlessly degraded, harassed, offended, hurt, and perniciously contributed to the curtailment of Jewish life in Germany before the outbreak of World War II. The exhibit also includes photos of Nazi-style restrictive signs posted in German occupied lands, as well as testimonies of people who were personally affected by the prohibitions that these signs proclaimed.