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And “Eierschecke” (Saxon cheesecake) for Dessert

Sunday Brunch with Guided Tour as Part of the Exhibition Another Country. Jewish in the GDR

6-piece blue and white tableware set.

Porcelain set from the Jewish Community of Berlin (East), Eisenberg (Thuringia), ca. 1960–1989, blue printed and underglazed porcelain; Jewish Museum Berlin, Inv.-Nr.: 2020/90/0

As part of the exhibition Another Country. Jewish in the GDR, the Jewish Museum Berlin in partnership with the museum’s Café Lina invite you to a Sunday brunch and tour in four courses.

Past event

Map with all buildings that belong to the Jewish Museum Berlin. The Old Building is marked in green


Old Building, ground level, “Meeting Point” in the foyer
Lindenstraße 9–14, 10969 Berlin

Food awakens memories. Family recipes, passed down through generations or discovered anew, are part of our cultural heritage. At brunch at Café Lina, you'll embark on a culinary journey through time – beyond gold broiler and letscho: What was put on the table in the GDR, what may still be found on the family menu today? What did the grandparents cook? And what about the younger generation? Appetizers and main dishes will be served from 11 am. At 12 pm the third “course” will be served – a guided tour through the exhibition. Another Country shines a light on a little researched area of post-war German-Jewish history. It shares very personal stories of Jewish families in the GDR, stories that speak of emigration and return, hope and disappointment, socialist utopia and Judaism as it was lived. And there’s a tale of a small kosher butcher shop in Eberswalder Street.

If you’re hungry for more after all that, you can share your own experiences, memories and recipes over dessert in Café Lina!

Designed graphic with overlapping photos and red squares, the top photo shows a woman with a child holding her hand, next to her a teenager, in the background the so-called workers' palaces in Stalinallee.

Exhibition Another Country. Jewish in the GDR: Features & Programs

Exhibition Webpage
Another Country. Jewish in the GDR: 8 Sep 2023 to 14 Jan 2024
Another Country. Jewish in the GDR: Catalog accompanying the exhibition, English edition, 2023
Ein anderes Land. Jüdisch in der DDR: Catalog accompanying the exhibition, German edition, 2023
Digital Content
Voices from the GDR: Twelve short film interviews with Jewish perspectives on life and the political system, 2023, in German with English subtitles
Come Fly With Me Over the Brandenburg Gate: A documentary by Esther Zimmering, in German
Singled Out and Viewed Suspiciously: Jews in the GDR: Abridged version of Annette Leo’s contribution to the exhibition catalog, 2023
Jewish in the GDR. A Road Trip with Marion and Lena Brasch: A podcast by Deutsch­land­funk Kultur in co­operation with the Jewish Museum Berlin, six episodes, 2023, in German
Jewish Local History of the GDR: Information about the communities in Dresden, Erfurt, Halle, Leipzig, Magdeburg, Chemnitz and Schwerin on Jewish Places
City Walk Berlin-East: Tour with Jewish Places from the New Synagogue to the kosher butcher’s shop, school participation project 2022/23
Soundtrack of the Exhibition: Playlist on Spotify
See also
East Germany

Where, when, what?

  • WhenEvery Sunday (10 Sep 2023 to 14 Jan 2024), except for “Museum Sundays” (first Sunday of the month)
    Brunch: from 11 am
    Guided tour: 12–1 pm
  • Where Old Building, ground level, “Meeting Point” in the foyer
    Lindenstraße 9–14, 10969 Berlin
    See location on map
  • Entry fee

    Tour and brunch: € 28, reduced rate € 25

  • Note Brunch is offered from 11 am. The 60-minute guided tour starts at 12 pm. Dessert will be served afterwards.

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