Exhibition tour with Jan Dimmich, great-grandson of Giovanni Battista Bacigalupo
The Bacigalupos were an extended family typical of the time. Of the eleven children, three did not survive infancy. The three sons received training in their father's company. Little is known about the lives of the five daughters.
Things are different with the youngest daughter Gigia Bacigalupo (1892-1969). She was married to Waclaw Dimmich, who came to Berlin from Poland at the end of the 19th century. As a cinema operator, he was looking for an instrument maker to provide musical accompaniment to the silent films of the time. That's how he met Giovanni Battista Bacigalupo and his daughter Gigia and fell in love with them at first sight.
Her grandson Jan Dimmich, together with the exhibition curator Bettina Tacke, will talk about his grandparents on this special tour.
(Program in German)