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Catastrophe

Public guided tour in the context of the 70th Berliner Woche der Brüderlichkeit (Berlin Week of Fraternity)

Long white paper banners with text hang from the ceiling interrupted by showcases, in the background stands a blonde woman

View of the epoch room Catastrophe; Jewish Museum Berlin, photo: Yves Sucksdorff

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. As part of the Week of Fraternity with the 2022 motto “Fair Play – every person counts,” the focus of the tour is on the topic of “Sport.”

Hundreds of decrees and measures were issued against Jews between 1933 and 1945. 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.

Past event

Map with all buildings that belong to the Jewish Museum Berlin

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 Fri, 20 May 2022, 3 pm
  • Duration 90 minutes
  • Where Jewish Museum Berlin

    Lindenstraße 9–14, 10969 Berlin

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