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Leaving a Gift in your Will

For the next generation

Did you know that a will can play an important role in fulfilling our social responsibilities? Gifts in wills open up new potential for programs that increase the visibility of Jewish life in Germany and foster an open-minded and respectful coexistence in society.

As a public foundation and nonprofit corporation, the Jewish Museum Berlin (JMB) is exempt from inheritance tax. So any donations are received in full, taking full effect where they are needed.

Frequently asked questions

Why is it advisable to write a will?

Writing a will means you can determine what happens to your estate. A precisely worded will provides clarity and ensures that those you want to remember will benefit from your estate. If you don’t leave a will, or your will can’t be found, inheritance laws will apply. These provisions stipulate the order of inheritance for relatives entitled to inherit.

How can I include the Jewish Museum Berlin in my will?

There are various ways you can support the work of the JMB. One way is to remember the Jewish Museum Berlin Foundation by leaving a legacy, a gift in your will. This is just a simple donation made by will. With the words “I bequeath the Jewish Museum Berlin Foundation, Lindenstr. 9-14, 10969 Berlin […]“, you can specify an amount of money or another asset, such as a bank account balance, a securities account or real estate. As a legacy beneficiary, the Jewish Museum Berlin Foundation will not succeed to your legal rights and obligations; this responsibility lies with your heirs. Of course you can choose to designate the Jewish Museum Berlin Foundation as sole or joint beneficiary.

How will the Jewish Museum Berlin know about my will?

The Jewish Museum Berlin will usually only find out about a gift in a will through an executor. If you’ve already included us in your will, we’d be delighted to hear from you. We can then thank you personally and involve you in the development and work of the museum. Of course, any information you provide will be treated confidentially and will not be binding on you in any way.

Are there other ways to support the JMB?

Yes, there are various ways you can support the work of the JMB, for example in the form of a donation, a gift or by setting up an endowment fund.

Would you like to know how you can remember the museum in your will? Then please get in touch!

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Your Support

Your Support: The many ways to support the JMB
Making a Donation: Support important projects with your donation
FRIENDS OF THE JMB: Promote the JMB in the long term and sustainably
Partnerships with Businesses & Foundations: Design innovative programs together with the JMB
Current page: Donating Part of One’s Estate: Design innovative programs together with the JMB
Donating Objects: Help the museum tell another facet of German-Jewish history
Prize for Understanding and Tolerance: Every year, the JMB and the FRIENDS honor exceptional individuals for their engagement

Kristin Mayerhofer
Acquisition of External Funding
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