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New findings concerning the date of death of
 Felix Nussbaum

source: Medical Record: © National Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum
11.08.2014. When he arrived at Auschwitz on the second of August 1944, Felix Nussbaum was given the number B-3594. This means that Felix Nussbaum survived not only the selection ramp but also, at least, the 20th September 1944; the reason being that on that day he was admitted to the hospital ward (health post) of the Auschwitz main camp. These are the results of researches conducted by Neue Osnabrücker Zeitung, who published these new findings on the second of August, the supposed press spokesman date of Felix Nussbaum’s death. more...

The painter Felix Nussbaum

Felix Nussbaum painting
Unlike any other artist of the first half of the century, the painter Felix Nussbaum, born in Osnabrück in 1904 and murdered at Auschwitz in 1944, recorded the experiences of the decades following the First World War in his paintings and reflected upon them as part of his own situation, which the artist, as a Jew, was pushed into by the racist ideology of national-socialist Germany. more...

The collection

Self-portrait with Jewish pass, around 1943
Osnabrück’s ''Felix Nussbaum collection'' dates back to the year 1970. Its existence is due to the great dedication of Augustes Moses-Nussbaum, Felix Nussbaum’s cousin. She campaigned for the pictures that had remained in Brussels to be located and legally awarded to their rightful owners and for the bequest of more than 100 pictures to come to Osnabrück, the birthplace of Felix Nussbaum. more...

Extended Felix Nussbaum Haus opened its doors

Interior view

On 6 May 2011 the Felix Nussbaum Haus and the Cultural History Museum Osnabrück opened their doors again after almost a year of reconstruction. The new extension creates a joint entrance area for both buildings and gives the museum a new face.


Daniel Libeskind

Daniel Libeskind
The internationally renowned architect and urban planner Daniel Libeskind has introduced a new critical discourse and a multidisciplinary approach to architecture. His creations range from large cultural establishments, such as museums and concert halls, to landscape and urban planning and the design of stage settings, installations and exhibitions. more...

Catalogue raisonné

Catalogue raisonné of the works of Felix Nussbaum
The catalogue raisonné presents the complete paintings, drawings and casual works by the artist Felix Nussbaum from 1919 to 1944. In addition to coloured illustrations of all of the works, the database offers detailed information on the individual works and on the complete collection of the artist. more...

Service and Contact

Osnabrück Cultural History Museum and Felix Nussbaum Haus
Lotter Straße 2
49078 Osnabrück
Telephone: +49 (0)541-323-2207 or
+49 (0)541-323-2237
Fax: +49 (0)541-323-2739 more...
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