- Photo of the permanent exhibition
© Jewish Museum Berlin, photo: Thomas Bruns
Start of the Modern Age
Jews in the Kaiserreich and the Weimar Republic
At the end of the 19th century, the pace of life quickened in Germany and particularly in the young capital Berlin.
Scientific and technical inventions, cultural development, and a change in communicational requirements marked the beginning of a new era.
The contribution of Jews to Modernism is diverse and influences all areas of urban life. For a Jew, a successful career meant respect and recognition on the one hand and discrimination and defamation on the other.
This tour looks at a variety of Jewish public figures from the fields of art, music and literature, the soft and hard sciences, journalism and business, whose life stories illustrate the opportunities and difficulties of this epoch.
Jewish Museum Berlin
Grades 9 to 13
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Max. of 15 participants
40 euros (including admission)
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