At the Archive with Eyewitnesses of History: Documents and Encounters
Workshop for School Groups
This workshop focuses on work with original documents from the Jewish Museum Berlin’s Archive and encounters with people who grew up and came of age in Nazi Germany.
A wide range of documents provides insight into the lives and fates of German Jews. They include a 1931 wedding invitation, report cards issued
by a private Jewish school in the 1930s, and a final farewell in a Red Cross letter sent in 1942, just before the writer was deported.
Working in small groups, the students identify dominant themes in the lives of people who lived in this period and have donated objects to the museum. Members of the Archive staff supervise the work with the historical sources, showing students how they can be read and analyzed. Discussions with people who have witnessed historical events provide the young people with a personal and direct experience of history.
Where, when, what?
Tel.: +49 (0)30 259 93 332
Fax: +49 (0)30 259 93 409
In preparation of the workshop, there will be a briefing with the group leader.
70 euros (including admission; for 15 ppl. + chaperons)
Meet an eyewitness to history