Emancipation and Reform

Tour about German Jews in the Nineteenth Century for School Groups

Stellwand in der Ausstellung mit einem Bild von Heinrich Heine

In this guided tour, students ages 14 to 18 consider various notions of identity based on objects in the exhibition. They consider the attitudes of nineteenth-century Jews in German society. Some of them fought patriotically for the Fatherland while others such as Ferdinand Lassalle and Rosa Luxemburg became active in socialist movements.

By appointment
Gebäudeplan mit Markierung des Libeskindbaus
Where

Libeskind Building, permanent exhibition

Lindenstraße 9–14, 10969 Berlin

Rising Social Status and Modern Antisemitism

During the nineteenth century, Jews' living conditions underwent a sea change. Their emancipation as citizens was completed and Jews were formally granted equal rights. A large part of the rural populace moved to the industrializing towns and cities. While Jews were rising in the ranks economically and socially, modern antisemitism emerged.

Helm mit goldenem Adler und Spitze (»Pickelhaube«)

Jewish Museum Berlin, Photo: Sönke Tollkühn

Information and Reservation
Education Department
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Gebäudeplan mit Markierung des Libeskindbaus
Where

Libeskind Building, permanent exhibition

Lindenstraße 9–14, 10969 Berlin

More Information

  • When

    By appointment

  • Duration

    1 Hour

  • Where
    Libeskind Building, permanent exhibition

    Lindenstraße 9–14, 10969 Berlin

  • Age

    14 to 18

  • Educational method

    Tour

  • Teilnehmer*innenzahl

    max. 15

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