The establishment of a Jewish museum has been under discussion in Saxony for several months. While there are discussions about possible locations and – so far only very limited – first ideas about content, an analysis of the existing decentralized structures for Jewish life in Saxony has not materialized. The latter often remains regionally limited in their range and thus “invisible” for many. These alleged vacancies are a central argument of museum supporters. The article, therefore, goes into the intermediate result of the current debate and the extensive existing structures. Based on this, it develops the idea of a virtual platform for Jewish life in Saxony, which is networked, innovative, participatory, and goes far beyond the idea of a pure museum representation of Jewish life.
Author(s): Daniel Ristau,