Read and Research
The archive and library reading room of the Jewish Museum Berlin is open to the public. Opening hours are:
- Monday and Wednesday, 12 a.m. to 7 p.m.,
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Reading Room will be closed on:
15 May 2013 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
22 May 2013 12 a.m. - 4 p.m.
23 May 2013
24 May 2013
27 May 2013 12 a.m. - 4 p.m.
31 May 2013 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
The reading room will presumably be closed from 27 May 2013:
The archive and the library will be moving into the new Jewish Museum Berlin Academy. We will inform you about the reopening of the reading room in the Eric F. Ross Building as soon as possible. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.
Tel: +49 (0)30 259 93 560
Fax: +49 (0)30 259 93 441
Tel: +49 (0)30 259 93 318
A written application is required for use. To gain entry to the Reading Room, please register first at the Info-Point in the Museum entrance area.
Inquiries relating to individuals and families
The Jewish Museum Berlin receives numerous inquiries relating to individuals and families from genealogists, scientists, and journalists. There is no central inquiry office for such matters, neither at the Jewish Museum Berlin nor elsewhere. The sources of German-Jewish history are scattered throughout the world. Some of the archives we can recommend are assembled in the following PDF (in German).The Jewish Museum Berlin is only able to provide information on the approximately 1,500 bequests held in its own collections; it does not undertake person-related searches in other institutions.