Women’s fates in black-and-white photography
Year-end exhibition at the Bonn Women’s Museum (‘Frauenmusem’) focuses on young Hungarian Jewish women whose lives were fundamentally altered by the so-called “numerus clausus law” of 1920. It explores its impact on women’s emancipation and Jewish assimilation. Based on family memories, historical documents and photographs, it brings to life the fate and exceptional achievements of women born in the first quarter of the twentieth century.
Launched at the 2b Gallery, Budapest, in August 2021, the exhibition has been adopted by the Bonn Center for Dependency and Slavery Studies (BCDSS) for the Women’s Museum Bonn. It originates from a research project on “Academic antisemitism, women’s emancipation, and Jewish assimilation” by Judith Szapor of McGill University, Montreal, which was funded by the Canadian Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council via a Canada Insight Grant.