To mark the 200th anniversary of the secularisation of
the Princebishopric of Bamberg in 1803, an exhibition entitled “Bamberg
wird bayerisch “ (Bamberg becomes part of Bavaria) was mounted at the
Museum of the Diocese.
At the same time, a remarkable companion volume of 530 pages, entitled “Bamberg wird bayerisch” was published, containing essays on all aspects of the secularisation by 26 scholars and experts.
Prof. Klaus Guth examined the effect of the change on the Jewish citizens of Bamberg.
Werner Oppelt MBE, the director of the
ETA Hoffmann Gymnasium - a postwar foundation - retired in the summer. He
often invited Chriss Fiebig to teach Judaism. He was open to the world and
cultivated international exhanges in imaginative fashion. It was for this
reason that the school received the Bavarian Prize “School
International” for 2002.
Without neglecting Arts subjects, Science or Mathematics, the school excelled in Music and Drama.
Oppelt was decorated by Queen Elisabeth for his role in the foundation of the British Club in Bamberg and for the encouragement of British language and culture.
We wish him health and happiness in his retirement. His successor is Hubert Wicklein, who had taught at the school for about 10 years.
The Centre for British Studies at the University of Bamberg proposed by Walter Lessing sing and brought into to existence with his help and his commitment, and the gift of his valuable library of 2200 volumes of first editions and unicata, arranged an International Conference from 22 - 24 May on the 400th anniversary of the death of Queen Elisabeth I of England.
An exhibition of paintings by Dali in the Villa Dessauer,
arranged by the curator of the City’s museums, Dr. Regina Hanemann,
attracted 40,000 visitors, many coming from all over Bavaria and beyond.
The Fränkischer Tag invited Dali fans to take part in a competition. They had to answer 5 - admittedly difficult - questions on the life and work of the painter in order to win one of 8 prizes.
I am sure that many of my readers will remember Tilly Auerbach, nee Rehbock, widow of Max Wiesenfelder, New Rochelle, New York. You may imagine my surprise when I learned that a grandson of hers, Eugene Brennwasser, San Francisco, has embarked on a two year course in paper restoration at the University of Northumbria here in Newcastle upon Tyne. I have already briefly met the young man. His grandfather Max Wiesenfelder worked in the export department of my father’s firm in Bamberg.
Every year, Lord Mayor Lauer asks people to refrain from sending him any presents at Christmas, but rather to make gifts to charities. According to the Rathaus Journal Nr 25/2003 of 5 December, this year he asked that any gifts people wish to make should go to the Synagogue Construction Fund. I think this is a lovely gesture.
My 80th birthday was referred to on 17 April, the day before, in an article in the Fränkischer Tag, as also the award to me of an honorary Doctorate of Science by the University of Newcastle upon Tyne.
Diese Seite wurde zuletzt
25. Januar 2004
Diese Seite ist Bestandteil eines
Frames. Sollten Sie diesen nicht angezeigt bekommen dann klicken Sie hier bitte
dann erhalten sie die fehlenden Informationen und Steuerungselemente
© by Thomas Starz