Jewish Family Homes and the Stories they Tell

Aug 31, 2023 - 10:00

Jewish Family Homes and the Stories they Tell
event type: edu
location: 12 Hlinky Street

From the middle of the 19th century, Brno’s industrialists and entrepreneurs began to recognize the allure of the Pisárky valley. This area provided captivating natural scenery, while being sufficiently distant from the city center. As a result, villa buildings and impressive tenement houses gradually emerged in Hlinka and Veslařská Streets, many of which were owned by businessmen of Jewish descent. Even today, you can find notable examples such as the pair of villas belonging to August and Felix Löw-Beer, the villas of the textile industrialists Felix Engelsmann and Jan Bloch, or the tenement house of the Teltscher family in Hlinky Street. The exhibition, situated in Hlinky Street, not only showcases the architectural history of these houses, but also delves into the stories and destinies of their former inhabitants. The curator of the exhibition is researcher Michal Doležel.