A Journey through German Jewish History
Our Permanent Exhibition
Featuring images, texts, artworks, everyday objects, media stations, and interactive elements, our historical permanent exhibition examines Jewish culture in Germany, relations among Jews, and relations between Jews and Christians, or, in a more secular age, between Jews and non-Jewish Germans.
The exhibition is arranged chronologically with a different thematic focus in each period. On a tour of the exhibition, visitors learn about Jewish religious traditions and the lives of selected Jewish men and women. Many aspects are surprisingly familiar.
Incidentally, our permanent exhibition is less permanent than the name suggests, as it is updated on a regular basis. We incorporate new objects from our collection, revise and expand our uses of media, and rethink and redesign thematic areas. When updating the exhibition, we take our visitors’ suggestions and criticism into account. Our goal is to create a lively and engaging museum with something new and special for everyone.
The Jewish Museum Berlin’s permanent exhibition "Two Millennia of German Jewish History" is supervised and further developed in matters of science, organization, and restoration by Barbara Decker, Gelia Eisert, Daniel Ihde, Maren Krüger, Cilly Kugelmann, Stephan Lohrengel, Androniki Paliompei, Alicija Steczek and Katrin Strube.
Exhibition technology: Support and further development by Leitwerk, Berlin
|Permanent Exhibition||Würth & Winderoll, Seefeld (design)|
|"A Thousand Years Ago"||The multimedia presentation "A Thousand Years Ago" in the "World of Ashkenaz" exhibition segment was developed in cooperation with the Department for CAD in Architecture at the Technical University Darmstadt and Musion,
In 2010, Architectura Virtualis and the Information and Communication Technology Department of the TU Darmstadt revised the 3D modelling and film
Whitevoid, Berlin undertook the programming and installation of the media technology
|The digital Talmud||The digital Talmud in the "World of Ashkenaz" exhibition segment was created in cooperation with School of Arts in Berlin, and ART + COM.|
|"Matters of Faith"||The design of "Matters of Faith" was undertaken by gewerk, Berlin
buchstabenschubser, Potsdam (films).
|"Court Jews"||Duncan McCauley, Berlin (design)|
|"Both Germans and Jews"||Bertron Schwarz Frey, Berlin (design)
cooperation with the Berlin University of the Arts, and Whitevoid, Berlin (multimedia picture book)
Whitevoid, Berlin (listening table and interactive photo album)
|"Berlin, Berlin"||The display cases that feature Leo Arons, Magnus Hirschfeld, Fritz Haber and Albert Einstein were designed by eckedesign, Berlin.|
|Children’s Island||gewerk, Berlin (design)|
|"On Trial: Auschwitz / Majdanek"||Holzer Kobler Architecturen (design)
in cooperation with TheGreenEyl, Berlin (film installation on the Auschwitz trial)
|"Simple as That"||s t e c h e r zeichen und räume, Götzis/Österreich (design)|