The exhibition is about “patterns” of Christian hostility towards Jews as they have been transported through the centuries since the emergence of Christianity. The exhibition systematically shows the church's “classic” general suspicions against Judaism, such as alleged desecration of the host, ritual murder, poisoning of wells and usury.
It also shows how these inventions served the church primarily to raise money through places of pilgrimage and martyr relics.
Many anti-Jewish conspiracy legends that have shaped the Christian West can still be found in modern anti-Semitic conspiracy myths today. That's why the exhibition also serves to prevent anti-Semitism, which is so urgently needed these days.
An exhibition by the Evangelical Church of Berlin-Brandenburg-Silesian Upper Lusatia
The exhibition can be seen during the opening hours of the Sophienkirche Mon-Fri 3 p.m.-6 p.m., Sat-Sun 2 p.m.-6 p.m
Speaking at the opening on January 24th, 2024 at 7:00 p.m.:
Dr. Felix Klein, Federal Government Commissioner for Anti-Semitism
Bishop Dr. Christian Stäblein, Evangelical Church of Berlin-Brandenburg-Silesian Upper Lusatia