- Medal honoring Gabriel Riesser (1806-1863) for his services to emancipation. The inscription reads "Do we not all have a father? Did not God create us all?"
© Jewish Museum Berlin, photo: Jens Ziehe
The Revolution of 1848 and the Jewish Emancipation
"Between Adaptation and Self-Determination: German
Jews in the 19th Century". Tour of the permanent exhibition and visit to the Learning Center
The tour "Between Adaptation and Self-Determination: German Jews in the 19th Century" includes a visit to the Rafael Roth Learning Center.
At computer stations in the Learning Center, students learn about the goals of the 1848 Revolution and about the Jewish struggle for equality. They find out why the revolution failed and are shown how its achievements helped develop a new consciousness among German Jews.
The Concept of Combined Tours
Combined tours include a tour of one section of the exhibition and a visit to the Rafael Roth Learning Center, which is the multimedia exhibition space at the Jewish Museum Berlin.
With the help of a worksheet, students independently engage with the multimedia content of the Learning Center, answering questions on the offerings and source materials that they view and listen to at the computer stations.
In-depth information on additional content at the Rafael Roth Learning Center can be found in the "Museum on Site" section of this website.
- Reverse of medal: "To Dr. Gabriel Riesser, champion of justice and freedom—from his co-religionists in Hamburg."
Jewish Museum Berlin
Grades 11 to 13
Type of school
Number of participants
Max. of 15 participants
40 euros (including admission)
Tour with group work
In German only
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