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Country of exile USA

As part of the permanent exhibition "We were neighbors" at Schöneberg City Hall, the special exhibition "The Odyssey of Lilli Gettinger - Exile Country USA" shows photos from her life. The Berlin artist Lilli Gettinger (1920-1999), visual artist and sculptor, processed in her artworks her experiences due to her persecution before the National Socialism.

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Rathaus Schöneberg von außen © visitBerlin, Foto Dagmar Schwelle

With her parents she fled to Switzerland and from there to Norway, Finland, Russia, Romania, Italy, Spain, Cuba and Haiti to the USA (arrival 1941). From 1943 to 1948 LGettinger trained as a sculptor at the Academy of Art in Washington, D.C., and returned to New York in 1955. She died in 1999 in Princeton, New Jersey.
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