Coco Schumann: A Life in Music
Learning Center Workshop for Students Aged 14 to 18
Students take a tour of the exhibition section titled "German Jews' Reaction to National Socialism" (more) and combine it with a visit to the Rafael Roth Learning Center. One of the exciting interactive stories presented in the center revolves around Jewish musician Coco Schumann, who was ostracized and stripped of his rights as a young man in Berlin.
At the age of eighteen, Schumann was deported to the Theresienstadt ghetto and then to the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp. He survived the latter by playing music for the guards. In postwar Germany, Schumann embarked on a professional career as a musician and continues to play music today.
Independent Work at the Rafael Roth Learning Center
Numerous documentary clips, photographs, texts, and audio recordings provide a vivid impression of Coco Schumann’s life.
Using a worksheet, students explore the multimedia content on their own, answering questions about the materials and sources that they listen to and view at the computer stations.
30 euros (including admission; one chaperon free of charge)
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