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Long Museum Night

25 August 2012

An event at the Cultural Summer 2012

Visitor queue at the museum

© Andreas Schoelzel


25 August 2012, 6:30 pm


Libeskind Building, permanent exhibition


with the Long Museum Night ticket


Stefan van Zwoll
Tel: +49 (0)30 259 93 496
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In the 1920s and 1930s, Berlin was a place of refuge to thousands of Jewish immigrants from Eastern Europe. What Berlin meant to theses Jews becomes clear from texts, pictures, and music. Born in what we know as Poland today, Masha Kaléko captures the big-city feel of Berlin in her poetry.

For the Long Museum Night, a tour of Masha Kaléko's "Emigrants’ Monolog" was designed which will begin every half hour between 6.30 and 10 pm. The poem can be heard as a sound document in the museum lobby, spoken by the actress Sophie Rois. Visitors are invited to express their thoughts on today’s Berlin, which will then be embedded into the audio document during the course of the evening, resulting in a sound installation about Berlin of yesterday and today.

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