At the Archive with Eyewitnesses of History: Documents and Encounters

Workshop for School Groups

This workshop focuses on work with original documents from the Jewish Museum Berlin’s Archive and encounters with people who grew up and came of age in Nazi Germany.

A wide range of documents provides insight into the lives and fates of German Jews. They include a 1931 wedding invitation, report cards issued
by a private Jewish school in the 1930s, and a final farewell in a Red Cross letter sent in 1942, just before the writer was deported.

by appointment
Where

W. M. Blumenthal Academy, Archives

Fromet-und-Moses-Mendelssohn-Platz 1, 10969 Berlin
Postal address: Lindenstraße 9-14, 10969 Berlin

Working in small groups, the students identify dominant themes in the lives of people who lived in this period and have donated objects to the museum. Members of the Archive staff supervise the work with the historical sources, showing students how they can be read and analyzed. Discussions with people who have witnessed historical events provide the young people with a personal and direct experience of history.

Where

W. M. Blumenthal Academy, Archives

Fromet-und-Moses-Mendelssohn-Platz 1, 10969 Berlin
Postal address: Lindenstraße 9-14, 10969 Berlin

Where, when, what?

  • When

    By appointment:
    April-July 2018
    September-November 2018
    April-July 2019

  • Duration

    5-6 Stunden

  • Where
    W. M. Blumenthal Academy, Archives

    Fromet-und-Moses-Mendelssohn-Platz 1, 10969 Berlin
    Postal address: Lindenstraße 9-14, 10969 Berlin

  • Information and Reservation

    Jörg Waßmer
    Tel.: +49 (0)30 259 93 332
    Fax: +49 (0)30 259 93 409
    archive@jmberlin.de

  • Please note

    In preparation of the workshop, there will be a briefing with the group leader.

  • Cost

    70 euros (including admission; for 15 ppl. + chaperons)

  • School class

    9.-13. Klasse

  • Educational method

    Meet an eyewitness to history

  • Teilnehmer*innenzahl

    max. 15

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Workshops for School Groups

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Jerusalem: A Bibliodrama Approach

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To Stay or Go? Biographical Learning and Creative Storytelling

Student Workshop on the Experiences of German Jews during the Nazi eras and the Topic of Exile

The Arrival: A Theater-Education Approach

Workshop about Immigration – for children aged 12 and older

Archive with Eyewitnesses of History

This workshop for students aged 14 and older combines primary sources with meeting a historical eyewitness