In the course of our lives we are required again and again to cope with transitions to new chapters in our lives. Consequently we face new and changing challenges. All cultures develop specific strategies and rituals to mark such passages and to facilitate dealing with them.
Guided tours through the exhibition "A Time for Everything. Rituals Against Forgetting" offer information about Jewish rituals of transition and of remembrance, explaining the use of individual objects on display in the exhibition. The rituals that these objects refer to concern birth, marriage, and death, but also topics such as oppression and freedom, or the transition from the sacred Shabbat to everyday life during the week.
- Shabbat Platter, Israel, 1999, Artist: Zelig Segal (*1933)
© Sammlung Georg Muzikant, Vienna, photo: David Peters
The exhibition and the tours also touch on secular acts of commemoration that we encounter, for example, in strongly ritualized remembrance of the Nazi period and the Shoah. The contemporary art installations by Quintan Ana Wikswo on display in the exhibition, however, are reminiscent of an aspect of persecution that generally remains unmentioned in public acts of commemoration: She treats the disappearance of traces of the camp brothel in Dachau, that is, the sexual exploitation of women in the concentration camps.
Public Guided Tours (in German)
Every Sunday at 2:00 pm
available only for the duration of the exhibition
from 18 October 2013 to 9 February 2014
Duration 1 hour
Meeting Point Jewish Museum Berlin, Lindenstr. 9-14, 10969 Berlin,
Old Building, ground floor,"Meeting Point" in the entrance hall
Fee 3 euros per person,
additional to the entrance ticket (8 euros, reduced rate 3 euros)
Contact & Registration Tel.: +49 (0)30 259 93 305
For School Classes and Adults
Dates and Times by Arrangement
The specific focuses of each guided tour are set based on the respective age group of participants; tours are offered for school classes, third grade and older.
Where Jewish Museum Berlin, Lindenstr. 9-14, 10969 Berlin, Old Building, first level
Duration 1 hour
Number of ParticipantsThere is a maximum of 15 participants per group
(multiple parallel tours can be arranged)
Price For adults: 60 euros per tour plus reduced admission fee of 2 euros per person
For school groups: 2.75 euros per person including admission to the special exhibition
Contact & Registration: Tel.: +49 (0)30 259 93 305
Fax: +49 (0)30 259 93 412
Trailer for the exhibition
Jewish Museum Berlin
Lindenstr. 9-14, 10969 Berlin
Old Building, first level
10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
10 a.m. to 8 p.m
reduced charge 3 euros
Children up to the
age of 6 years free
Family ticket (2 adults, up to 4 children): 14 euros
A museum ticket is valid for both the permanent exhibition and the special exhibition.
Blog Entries on the Exhibition
The blog of the Jewish Museum Berlin regularly adds posts that are related to the exhibition theme before and during the exhibition: