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On 23 August 2020, the Jewish Museum Berlin is opening its new core exhibition. Until then the museum will be closed for renovations.

Catastrophy

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.

962 decrees were issued against Jews from 1933 onwards. 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.

Tour by appointment

  Map of the Museum's buildings

Where

Jewish Museum Berlin
Lindenstraße 9-14, 10969 Berlin

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.

Where, when, what?

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

    Lindenstraße 9-14, 10969 Berlin

    See location on map
  • RegistrationTel.: +49 (0)30 259 93 305 (Mon–Fri, 10 am–4 pm)
    Fax: +49 (0)30 259 93 412
    visit@jmberlin.de

    Cost 70 €, reduced rate 35 € (plus admission, one accompanying person free)

    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, Spanish, Hebrew, Dutch and Russian.

Bookable Tours and Workshops: Tours for Adults (6)

Tours for Adults

You can book the following tours as a group, a family, a pair, or as an individual. We offer guided tours and workshops on your desired date for groups of up to 8 people. Please contact us 4-6 weeks before your desired date for this service. You will find details on the page of the tour in question.

Highlights of the New Core Exhibition

Guided tour for groups


Tour by appointment

Querschnitt der neuen Dauerausstellung

From the Enlightenment to the Modern Age

Guided tour for groups


Tour by appointment

Querschnitt der neuen Dauerausstellung

Catastrophy

Guided tour for groups


Tour by appointment

Querschnitt der neuen Dauerausstellung

After 1945

Guided tour for groups


Tour by appointment

Querschnitt der neuen Dauerausstellung

Religion and Ritual

Guided tour for groups


Tour by appointment

Querschnitt der neuen Dauerausstellung

Antisemitism. The Rumor about Jews

Workshop for groups


Tour by appointment