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Portrait of Lina Morgenstern embedded in a kitchen graphic

Hanni Schwarz Studio, Berlin, Portrait Photograph of Lina Morgenstern (1830-1909), around 1907, in: Anna Plothow, Die Begründerinnen der deutschen Frauenbewegung (5th Edition), Leipzig: Rothbarth 1907; source: Wikimedia Commons. Design: buerominimal

A Little Soup Kitch­en Tour

Brunch and Lite­rary Walk inclu­ding a Mu­seum Visit

Take a walk in the foot­steps of a famous Ber­liner: Lina Morgen­stern, affectio­nate known as “Soup Lina”. Whet your appe­tite for a tasty brunch, in­clu­ding a live rea­ding, and learn about the life and work of this extra­ordi­nary Jewish woman from the nine­teenth century. Birgitt Claus, mana­ger of the mu­seum café, will bring her to life with the help of se­lect wri­tings by Morgen­stern, the author and acti­vist for peace and wo­men’s rights, and by her rela­tive the poet Dag­mar Nick. Next, on a guided walk through Kreuz­berg, you will get to know some of the places where Lina Morgen­stern made her mark and will try a soup from Lina’s kitchen for your­self. After­wards, you are wel­come to visit the exhibi­tion at the Jewish Mu­seum Berlin.

The event is a colla­boration with kultur.

Sun 27 Mar; Sun 10 Apr; Sun 17 Apr; Sun 12 Jun 2022, 10.30 am

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

Where

Old Building, ground level, Museum café
Lindenstraße 9–14, 10969 Berlin

Schedule

10.30 amAd­mission
11 amBrunch with a reading

Bread, butter, cheese, assorted cream cheeses, house-made marma­lade, smoked fish mousse, beet car­paccio, beef fillet salad, omelet, apple rice pudding. In addi­tion, a hot main special of the day.
12.15–13.45 pmLite­rary walk ending at Oranien­platz with a soup and cake follow­ing Lina’s recipes
You are wel­come to visit the museum after­wards. Lina Morgen­stern, born in 1830, was a remar­kable woman who signifi­cantly shaped life in the Berlin of her era with her social acti­vism. In 1866, the mother of five opened Berlin’s first soup kitchen – and nine more. She ini­tiated the very first Inter­natio­nal Women’s Con­gress in 1896 and advo­cated for women’s edu­cation and the establish­ment of kinder­gartens. She also wrote children’s stories, cook­books, and works of edu­catio­nal theory.
Portrait of Lina Morgenstern embedded in a kitchen graphic

Hanni Schwarz Studio, Berlin, Portrait Photograph of Lina Morgenstern (1830-1909), around 1907, in: Anna Plothow, Die Begründerinnen der deutschen Frauenbewegung (5th Edition), Leipzig: Rothbarth 1907; source: Wikimedia Commons. Design: buerominimal

Where, when, what?

  • When Sun 27 Mar 2022, 10.30 am
    Sun 10 Apr 2022, 10.30 am
    Sun 17 Apr 2022, 10.30 am
    Sun 12 Jun 2022, 10.30 am
  • Where Old Building, ground level, Museum café

    Lindenstraße 9–14, 10969 Berlin

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