Transferumbau: The Transfer Agreement
The Transfer Agreement, signed in 1933 between Nazi Germany and the Zionist leadership in Palestine, allowed Jews who wanted to leave Germany to convert their property to German-made goods and materials and export them to Israel. These goods were used in buildings and other facilities throughout the country, including the White City. During the conservation of the Liebling House, we discovered original building materials brought imported as part of the agreement. These findings led to a comprehensive study, which culminated in the Transferumbau: Liebling exhibition, currently on display at the Liebling Haus, and the recently closed Transferumbau: Dessau exhibition at the historic home of the Bauhaus School in Dessau, Germany. These exhibitions generated public interest in the materials on which the White City was founded. Transferumbau: The Transfer Agreement is an evening dedicated to this often-hushed historical episode, presenting various perspectives of researchers and artists, and revealing insights into the material aspect of the Transfer Agreement.
1. Greetings - Architect Sharon Golan-Yaron
2. Introduction - Dr. Joachim Nicholas Trezib, Potsdam University
3. A Study of Rasko - Dr. Ines Sonder, Potsdam University
4. A story of one family (the Strauss family) - Dr. Nava Michael-Tsabari, Coller School of Management, Tel-Aviv University
5. A story of one building (Liebling Haus) - Architect Sharon Golan-Yaron
6. Transferumbau: The Exhibition - Curator Hila Cohen-Schneiderman and creator Nir Shauloff