Treasured belongings : the Hahn family & the search for a stolen legacy

Library Item

Call Number943.597 H14t (in processing)
Dates[2021]; ©2021
Statement of ResponsibilityVancouver Holocaust Education Centre.
Creators & ContributorsKrieger, Nina (author)
Spaar, Ilona Shulman (author)
Meen, Sharon (author)
Hayden, Michael R. (related)
Yu, Illene (designer)
Coutu, Tessa (photographer)
Camerini, Lorenzo (contributor)
Seller, Shyla (contributor)
Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre (author)
Hahn, Hayden family (subject)
Hahn, Max Raphael (subject)
Hahn, Gertrud (subject)
Hayden, Roger (subject)
Hahn, Hanni (subject)
SummaryCatalogue for the exhibition, Treasured Belongings: The Hahn Family & the Search for a Stolen Legacy. This illustrated book focuses on a German-Jewish family, the Hahns of Göttingen, and their collection of artefacts, photographs and correspondence. The exhibition and catalogue follow the Hahn family as they navigate escalating Nazi persecution leading to their separation and displacement, the loss of their property and businesses, the confiscation of their beloved possessions, and the murder of their patriarch and matriarch, Max and Gertrud Hahn. A story rooted in the past, Treasured Belongings embodies a contemporary struggle for justice. With increasing international co-operation and public support for restitution of Holocaust-era assets, the quest for the Hahns' stolen collection continues through the initiative of Vancouver's Michael Hayden, a grandson of Max and Gertrud Hahn. The catalogue includes a preface and foreword by VHEC Executive Director Nina Krieger and curator Dr. Ilona Schulman Spaar, and an afterword by the exhibition’s historical advisor, Dr. Sharon Meen.
ContentsPreface / Nina Krieger
Introduction / Dr. Ilona Shulman Spaar
Part I. The Hahn Family Collection
  • The Hahns: A German-Jewish Family
  • Pillars of the Community
  • The Hahn Family Judaica
  • Secular Art
  • The End of Democracy
  • Unwelcome in Their Own Home
  • The Night of Broken Glass
  • The Hahn Family: Responses & Consequences
  • Legal Robbery
  • The Battle for the Silver Judaica
  • From Hamburg to Riga
  • In Search of Loved Ones
  • In Pursuit of Justice
  • Intergenerational Legacy
  • Continuing the Quest
Part II. The Significance of Correspondence
Epilogue / Dr. Sharon Meen
Exhibition Credits
Physical Description v, 109 pages : illustrations (chiefly colour), portraits, facsimiles ; 26 cm
PublisherVancouver, BC : Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre
NotesCatalogue of exhibition of same name produced by and held at the Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre, November 8, 2019–December 2021
Location in CollectionNew Library Items