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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

Public Tour in German

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?

Sun 14 Aug 2022, 3 pm

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 Sun 12 Jun, 14 Aug 2022, 3 pm each
  • Duration 90 minutes
  • Where Old Building, ground level, “Meeting Point” in the Glass Courtyard

    Lindenstraße 9–14, 10969 Berlin

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