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Designed graphic with overlapping photos and red squares, the top photo shows a woman with a child holding her hand, next to her a teenager, in the background the so-called workers' palaces in Stalinallee.

Another Country. Jewish in the GDR

Guided Tour in German

Between an antifascist self-image and a socialist utopia, between hope and frustration, between the lived experience of being Jewish and the search for individual identity: the Another Country exhibition looks at Jewish experiences in the GDR. Through interviews, personal items, art, literature and film, it tells the story of the diversity and contradictory nature of Jewish life in the east of Germany – both within and beyond the eventual eight Jewish congregations in the GDR.

Individual cinematic portraits widen the perspective to include the present day. These allow the exhibition to give the people themselves a voice while simultaneously raising questions about aspiration and reality, affiliations and assumptions. Explore a part of German post-war history that has previously been paid little attention, and join in the discussion!

Every Saturday (9 Sep 2023 to 13 Jan 2024), 3 pm & on Thu 4 & 11 Jan 2024, 5 pm

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


Old Building, level 1
Lindenstraße 9–14, 10969 Berlin

Gestaltete Grafik mit übereinanderliegenden Fotos und roten Quadraten, das oberste Foto zeigt eine Frau mit Kind an der Hand, daneben ein Jugendlicher, im Hintergrund die sogenannten Arbeiterpalästen in der Stalinallee.

Exhibition Another Country. Jewish in the GDR: Features & Programs

Exhibition Webpage
Another Country. Jewish in the GDR: 8 Sep 2023 to 14 Jan 2024
Accompanying Events
Events in the exhibition: GDR on Tuesday: Event with fixed dates, in German
Concert: Martin Schreier & Stern-Combo Meißen: An Ost-Rock legend at the JMB, 21 Sep 2023
...And Facing the Future? – Jewish History and Stories in the GDR: A scholarly conference accompanying the exhibition, 18–20 Oct 2023, in German
Stories from the GDR – Podium discussion, 19 Oct 2023, in German
Guided Tours
Guided Tour in English: Tour with fixed dates (thursdays)
Current page: Guided Tour in German: Tour with fixed dates (saturdays)
Brunch with Guided Tour: Tour with fixed dates (sundays)
Public Historic Urban Walk: Jewish in the GDR: – Tour with fixed dates (sundays), in German
Guided Tour for Groups: Tour by appointment, in several languages
Historic Urban Walk for Groups: Jewish in the GDR: Tour by appointment, in several languages
Film Workshop for Groups: Come fly with me over the Brandenburg Gate – by appointment, in German
Digital Content
Voices from the GDR: Twelve short film interviews with Jewish perspectives on life and the political system, 2023, in German with English subtitles
Come Fly With Me Over the Brandenburg Gate: A documentary by Esther Zimmering, in German
Singled Out and Viewed Suspiciously: Jews in the GDR: Abridged version of Annette Leo’s contribution to the exhibition catalog, 2023
Jewish in the GDR. A Road Trip with Marion and Lena Brasch: A podcast by Deutsch­land­funk Kultur in co­operation with the Jewish Museum Berlin, six episodes, 2023, in German
Jewish Local History of the GDR: Information about the communities in Dresden, Erfurt, Halle, Leipzig, Magdeburg, Chemnitz and Schwerin on Jewish Places
City Walk Berlin-East: Tour with Jewish Places from the New Synagogue to the kosher butcher’s shop, school participation project 2022/23
Another Country. Jewish in the GDR: Catalog accompanying the exhibition, English edition, 2023
Ein anderes Land. Jüdisch in der DDR: Catalog accompanying the exhibition, German edition, 2023
See also
East Germany

Where, when, what?

  • When Every Saturday (9 Sep 2023 to 13 Jan 2024), 3 pm & on Thu 4 & 11 Jan 2024, 5 pm
  • Duration 90 minutes
  • Where Old Building, level 1

    Lindenstraße 9–14, 10969 Berlin

    See location on map
  • Entry fee

    6 €, reduced rate 3 € – plus admission to the temporary exhibition (8 €, reduced rate 3 €)
    Reserve Online Ticket

  • Language German

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