'Bromberg’s Violin' exhibition

Victims of the antisemitic campaigns in the USSR in the 1920s – 1950s

During the first Soviet year the lives of Jews, who chose not to assimilate and wanted to keep their Jewish identities, developed in two isolated dimensions. One comprised those, who never accepted Bolshevism. The other – ardent supporters of the new ideology. The first group was persecuted by the Soviet regime. The second group was initially treated favorably with social, cultural and professional support. Later, after the first group was eliminated, the second had to face the regime in their turn. No previous favors or political loyalty could guarantee not following the same route – exiles, labor camps, prisons, execution pits… 

Veniamin Bromberg (1904–1942) was a musician, artist and writer. His active participation in the Zionist movement became the reason why a talented musician turned into a GULAG prisoner for many years. 

The fate of Bromberg was shared by many Zionists. In the 1920s – 1940s religious activists and members of Jewish parties and organizations were becoming the victims of the purges. In the late 1940s – early 1950s the victims of the terror were Jewish cultural figures, accused of «bourgeois nationalism» and cooperation with foreign intelligence. These accusations were shared by many other Soviet citizens. 

«Bromberg’s Violin» tells a story of how dreams of the Russian Jews about equal rights started becoming true during the Revolution but were later smashed by the Stalin regime. 

 «Bromberg’s Violin» tells a story of how the Soviet society didn’t stand the «test of internationalism». Popular anti-semitism, inherited from the previous decades, – prejudice of the streets, shop queues, backyards and communal apartments – gradually moved into the ruling circles. Or the authority moved to the backyard – for a Soviet Jew in 40s, 50s and later the difference didn’t matter. The anti-Semitic moods were heated in the country and resulted in explicit Judophobia of the state policy by the late 1940s.

What a difference from the beginning of the story! So many hopes of the Russian Jews in 1917, when the decree of the Temporal Government cancelled abridgment of religions and nationalities and made Jews absolutely rightful citizens... 


17 Dec 2019 – September 2020, Tuesday to Saturday, 11 am – 7 pm

5/10 Karetny ryad, Moscow

 

Partners
Российский еврейский конгресс
Events
Excursion

Скрипка Бромберга

26.09.2020 15:00
Excursion

Скрипка Бромберга

22.09.2020 17:00
Excursion

Скрипка Бромберга

19.09.2020 15:00
Excursion

Скрипка Бромберга

15.09.2020 17:00
Excursion

Скрипка Бромберга

12.09.2020 15:00
Museumnight

Увещевание как способ воздействия на антисемита

16.05.2020 21:00
Lecture

Еврейские художники в СССР в 1920-е – 1950-е гг.

11.05.2020 19:00
Lecture

Государственный антисемитизм в СССР после Сталина

18.03.2020 19:00
Excursion

Скрипка Бромберга

14.03.2020 15:00
Excursion

Скрипка Бромберга

12.03.2020 16:00
Excursion

Скрипка Бромберга

07.03.2020 15:00
Excursion

Скрипка Бромберга

29.02.2020 17:00
Excursion

Скрипка Бромберга

25.02.2020 16:00
Wednesday's doc

Фильм Яна Ломницкого «Еще только за тот лес»

18.02.2020 19:00
Excursion

Скрипка Бромберга

17.02.2020 16:45
Excursion

Скрипка Бромберга

15.02.2020 16:00
Excursion

Скрипка Бромберга

13.02.2020 16:00
Excursion

Скрипка Бромберга

07.02.2020 16:45
Excursion

Скрипка Бромберга

06.02.2020 16:00
Excursion

Скрипка Бромберга

01.02.2020 16:00
Lecture

Сионизм, иудаизм и «официальная» еврейская культура в СССР при Сталине

28.01.2020 19:00
Excursion

Скрипка Бромберга

25.01.2020 16:00
Excursion

Скрипка Бромберга

23.01.2020 16:00
Film

Премьера фильма «Дело Маркиша»

17.01.2020 19:00
Excursion

Скрипка Бромберга

17.01.2020 16:00
Excursion

Скрипка Бромберга

08.01.2020 16:00
Excursion

Скрипка Бромберга

04.01.2020 16:00
Excursion

Скрипка Бромберга

30.12.2019 16:00
Excursion

Скрипка Бромберга

24.12.2019 15:00
Opening

Выставка «Скрипка Бромберга»

16.12.2019 18:30