The Senate Department for Culture and Europe and the Museum for Fascism and Resistance in Berlin invite to the inauguration of a »Berliner Gedenktafel« in honor of the sculptor, graphic artist and ceramist Jussuf Abbo.
Abbo, born in 1888 in Palestine, the son of Jewish parents, was a recognized sculptor in Berlin in the 1920s. He exhibited in the galleries of Cassirer and Flechtheim and was a close friend of the poet Elke Lasker-Schüler. In 1935, he fled from the Nazis to England, but there, living in precarious financial circumstances, could no longer build on his previous success. In 1953 he died after a long illness in London.
Speakers: Torsten Wöhlert,Staatssekretär für Kultur, Ministerprasident a. D. Kurt Beck, Chairman of the Friedrich Ebert Foundation, and Dorothea Schöne, Artistic Director of the Kunsthaus Dahlem.