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German Sign Language Taster Course

Bookable group offer (with Aya Scheikh-Suleiman, Arezou Azizi and Michel Dahdal)

A man stands next to a woman in an exhibition room with paintings and speaks in sign language.

Aya and Michel guide the visitors through the exhibition in German sign language; Jewish Museum Berlin, photo: Katja Harbi

Aya, Arezou and Michel came to Germany as teenagers from Syria and Afghanistan. Due to their own experiences of flight, exclusion and new beginnings, they find they are able to personally relate to aspects of German-Jewish history presented in the core exhibition and through the Libeskind architecture. Using German Sign Language, they present their impressions in four thematic modules.

By appointment

Map with all buildings that belong to the Jewish Museum Berlin


Jewish Museum Berlin
Lindenstraße 9–14, 10969 Berlin

Together with the participants, the presenters discuss the architecture, selected objects and multimedia stations, sharing their perspectives as deaf individuals on the core exhibition as well as teaching the first signs. They will encourage participation and invite attendees to talk. The courses take place in German Sign Language with simultaneous interpretation into and from spoken German. The offer is aimed at hearing and deaf people.

Four modules are offered. Dates can be booked upon agreement for groups and school classes grade 5 and up.
1. Arrival and welcome
2. Love and compliments
3. Family and places
4. Parting and saying goodbye

Where, when, what?

  • When By appointment
  • Duration 90 minutes
  • Where Jewish Museum Berlin

    Lindenstraße 9–14, 10969 Berlin

    See location on map
  • Cost € 90 per group
    € 60 concessions
    € 45 for school classes

    Number of participants up to 15

    Booking requestWe offer guided tours for groups on the desired date. Please submit your request at least 4 to 6 weeks before.

    T +49 (0)30 259 93 305 (Mon-Fri, 10am-4pm)

    Please note This tour is suitable for grades 5 to 13 as well as for adults.

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