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The Jewish Museum Berlin, its library, its archive, the museum shop, and café will remain closed due to coronavirus restrictions.

Catastrophe

Guided Tour

This tour presents the core exhibition with a focus on the historical epoch room Catastrophe. An introduction to the museum building’s iconic architecture is part of this exhibition tour.

Hundreds of decrees and measures were issued against Jews between 1933 and 1945. Printed on large flags suspended from the ceiling, they form an installation that makes the extent, completeness, and perfidy of the Nazi regime’s bureaucratically decreed Antisemitism spatially perceptible. Opposite it is a map projection that spatially and temporally pinpoints violent attacks on Jewish people, shops, and community facilities, thus showing another central aspect of persecution.

By appointment

Map with all buildings that belong to the Jewish Museum Berlin

Where

Jewish Museum Berlin
Lindenstraße 9-14, 10969 Berlin

Long white paper banners with text hang from the ceiling interrupted by showcases, in the background stands a blonde woman

View of the epoch room Catastrophe; Jewish Museum Berlin, photo: Yves Sucksdorff

Exhibits from our family collections illustrate attempts to flee Germany. Striking objects such as “Judensterne” (Jewish Stars), passport photos of Jewish forced laborers from the Berlin firm Ehrich & Graetz, and personal documents allow insights into biographies and raise questions: Why was the escape not always successful? How did Jewish resistance make itself known?

Interactions with the exhibition allow room for individual exploration of the subject and space for group discussions.

Opened album with pictures of the Chicago skyline, a skyscraper and a painted head with feather decoration, and handwritten text

Album for the departure of Margot (1913-2010) and Ernst Rosenthal (1898-1971), Bruno Heidenheim (died 1940), Chemnitz, 1936; Jewish Museum Berlin, donation by Karin and Steve Rosenthal, photo: Roman März

Where, when, what?

  • When Tour by appointment
  • Duration 90 minutes
  • Where Jewish Museum Berlin

    Lindenstraße 9-14, 10969 Berlin

    See location on map
  • RegistrationT +49 (0)30 259 93 305 (Mon–Fri, 10 am–4 pm)
    visit@jmberlin.de

    Cost 70 €, reduced rate 35 €

    Number of participants up to 15

    Please noteThis tour is suitable for adults as well as for school classes of grades 9-13.

    Languages We offer this tour in German, English, French, Italian, Hebrew, and Easy Language.

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