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Portrait Moses Mendelssohn and graphic

Graphic for the exhibition “We dreamed of nothing but Enlightenment” – Moses Mendelssohn; Jewish Museum Berlin, photo: Roman März, design: Stefan Becker

“We dreamed of nothing but Enlightenment” – Moses Mendelssohn

Guided Tour Through the Exhibition

In 1743, an unaccompanied fourteen-year-old stands at Berlinʼs city gates, desiring entry and a future. He wants to learn, to work, to live. But the restrictive conditions of Prussiaʼs Jewish laws do not provide for equal participation. Human rights do not apply to him as a member of a minority: Moses Mendelssohn, Jew.

Who decides where and how a person can live? And by what right? Has Mendelssohn integrated himself sufficiently in the eyes of the majority society to be accepted as an equal citizen?

20 Apr to 11 Sep 2022, by appointment

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

Where

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

Using Mendelssohnʼs biography and debates from the time, you will learn various perspectives on the topics of belonging and equality, power and conscience.

Where, when, what?

  • When 20 Apr to 11 Sep 2022, by appointment
  • Duration 90 minutes
  • Where Old Building, ground level, “Meeting Point” in the Glass Courtyard

    Lindenstraße 9–14, 10969 Berlin

    See location on map
  • Corona rules Follow the current hygiene regulations of the Jewish Museum Berlin.

    RegistrationT +49 (0)30 259 93 305 (Mon–Fri, 10 am–4 pm)
    visit@jmberlin.de
    For groups we offer guided tours on your desired date. Please contact us 4-6 weeks before your desired date for this service.

    Cost per group 70 €, reduced rate 50 € plus admission to the temporary exhibition 8 €, reduced 3 €

    Number of participants Per group max. 15 people

    Language We offer this tour in German and English, other languages on request.

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