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Not everyone who is interested in our topics can visit us. That's why we regularly develop content that works on its own, without a visit to the museum. Take a look at our online-features!

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Screenshot: on a black background there are numerous bright markers. They give an idea of the outline of Germany within the borders of 1937

Topography of Violence 1930–1938

A visualization of documented acts of violence against individuals, Jewish institutions and businesses

Online Project
2020

Illustrated graphic of a golden picture framing containing a portrait of a cartoon older man wearing a suit and glasses sitting in a large red chair

What to Do with Max Pinselstrich's Portrait

Make decisions about an imaginary painting!

Online Game
2008/2020

Cover of a landscape photo album with leather binding

Documenting Brutality

Historical sources on the antisemitic violence in Germany between 1930 and 1938 in the holdings of the Jewish Museum Berlin

Online Project
2020

12 of 12,000

Fallen German-Jewish Soldiers in the First World War

Online Project
2016

1933: The Beginning of the End of German Jewry

Online project for the 2013 Theme Year “Diversity Destroyed: 1933–1938”

Online Project
2013

Dateline: Israel

Exhibition website with contemporary photography and video art, including Yael Bartana’s video installation Trembling Time (2001)

Online Project
2007/08

Female statue with traces of rust, missing the head

13 Objects—13 Stories

Unusual objects from our core exhibition tell stories of Jewish life

Online Project
2020

2 Book cover, Moses of Uriel Birnbaum and Harvest of Synagoga

Digitized Books

Freely Browse the Digital Copies in Our Library

Online Project

Varieté. Inmitten eines Hofes eine provisorisch beleuchtete Bühne und Artist*innen. Rundum herbeikommende Zuschauer*innen

Bedřich Fritta

Drawings from the Theresienstadt Ghetto. Featuring many of the drawings from the exhibition

Exhibition Website
2013

Looting and Restitution

Jewish-Owned Cultural Artifacts from 1933 to the Present. With glossary of technical terms relating to restitution

Exhibition Website
2008

Zeichnung eines Rabbiners, der ein Brautpaar segnet

Paula and Bernhard Lustig's Wedding Album

A worthwhile insight into our archive

Online Feature
2017

“Since that day, Iʼve felt like a newborn”

A striking document about the 1945 Day of Liberation

Online Feature
2020

Night Shift

Insights into the museum at night

Video Project
2018

Kurt: Hunting for Clues

Initially, all we have is a first name, but intensive research brings some details to light.

Online Feature
2018

On Site

The hosts at the museum show their favourite spots

Photo Project
2018

Object Days

Memorabilia and migration stories – portraits of Jews living in Germany

Photo Project
2017

Golem. From Mysticism to Minecraft

Online Feature
2016

Triumph of Survival

Cilly Kugelmann on a photo that visualizes the victory over the Nazis

Commentary
May 2020

What We Won’t Show You...

In nine short films (in German), employees give insights into our work by explaining “what we don’t show.”

Video Project
2009

The tattoo artist Myra Brodsky

Kosher Portraits

A photo series about Jewish life n in Germany

Photo Project
2019

Diagonals of Diversity

Stephan Becker on Berlin’s Lindenstrasse from past to present

Essay
2016

That can’t be! Can it?

Coincidences in the archive

Online Feature
2020

Portrait photo of Hetty Berg

Lucky Coincidences

Interview with our New Museum Director Hetty Berg

Interview
2020

How Our Museum Came to Be

Details from our prehistory and the years since the museum opened

Online Feature
2020

“Say it like it is!”

An interview with Ruth Wodak about media discourse around attacks committed by right-wing extremists and strategies to counter right-wing extremism

Interview
Apr 2020

Unpacking Donations

Family collections arriving at the museum

Photo Project
2018

 Collage Employees Jewish Museum Berlin

Core Exhibition Team

Selfie Project for International Museum Day on 17 May 2020

Photo Project
2020

Portrait of Lisa Albrecht with glasses and jacket with flower pattern in the museum garden

“Original Voices Ensure a Diversity of Perspectives”

Interview with Lisa Albrecht about the New JMB App

Interview
Jul 2020

Consuming Light

A Short History of Ritual Lights by Michal Friedlander

Essay
2018

Portrait photo of Cilly Kugelmann, photographed in the Libeskind Building

New Accents

Cilly Kugelmann on our new core exhibition

Interview
2020

A woman with blue rubber gloves standing at a desk, looking through old pictures.

Each Object a Universe

Portraits of our conservators and workshops

Photo Project
2020

Messy stack of books with titles such as Torah Queeries, Becoming Eve, Queer Theory and the Jewish Question, and Mentsh

LGBTQI+ & Judaism

An anecdotal glossary by Debora Antmann

Essay
2021

Zvi Sofer: A Collector and His Collection

Who was the man who originally assembled the kernel of our Judaica collection?

Online Feature
2019

People on a street, in the foreground are three older, bearded men in coats with hats

When the Canvas No Longer Carries the Painting

Our conservator developed a new method of conser­vation for the double-sided painting On the Way to the House of Prayer by Jakob Stein­hardt

Online Feature
2020

Bread and Roses

On International Women's Day, Christina Hecht takes a look at various archives

Online Project
2019

Christmas tree on Pariser Platz with the illuminated Brandenburg Gate in the background

A Berlin Israeli as “Advent Hero”

A somewhat peculiar honor for the Shalom Rollberg initiative

Gloss
Dec 2020

Matters of Faith: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam

Nine animated movies

Video Project
2011

Die Aufnahme zeigt einen Mann, eine Frau, vor ihnen zwei Kinder, alle stehen im Freien. Die beiden Jungs und der Mann tragen kurze Hosen, die Frau ein kurzärmeliges Kleid mit floralem Muster.

Memories from the Life of Walter Frankenstein

With many photographs from the Walter and Leonie Frankenstein Collection

Online Feature
2017/18

The First World War in Jewish Memory

Series of eight short videos in which curators present holdings from our Archives.

Video Project
2015

Deutschlandkarte mit Zahlen zu jüdischer Lebenswirklichkeit

A Jew Is Not One Thing

The curator Miriam Goldmann about the exhibition A Is For Jewish

Essay
2019

The First Jewish Museum in Berlin

Inka Bertz on our collection, the seizure of the museum's holdings in 1938, reconstruction, and more

Essay
2012

Rapper Ben Salomo

Jewish Power

What is Jewish Music?
By Fabian Schnedler

Essay
2019

Behind the Scenes: Anecdotes and Exciting Finds while Working with our Collections (11)

Anecdotes and Exciting Finds while Working with our Collections

Employees of our archive and our collections provide insight into their work and share stories and insights.

Etikett auf einem Tagebuch

Berlin in Times of Cholera

Doreen Tesche and Jörg Waßmer discover some parallels to the current corona pandemic in Louis Röhmann’s diary entries about cholera in Berlin in 1837.

That can’t be! Can it?

Jörg Waßmer about coincidences in the archive

“Since that day, Iʼve felt like a newborn”

A striking document about the 1945 Day of Liberation

“The best solution would be that the baby is a girl”

Jörg Waßmer prepared the inventory of Fritz Wachsner’s estate and got some insights into an internal Jewish debate about circumcision.

Conservation of Letters and Seals

Stephan Lohrengel reports about his work as paper conservator in the Jewish Museum Berlin.

The World in Miniature

Kirsten Meyer on conserving and storing a stamp album

Farewell Letter, Ink on Paper

Exhibition curator Maren Krüger and paper conservator Stephan Lohrengel about a touching historical document and why we could only exhibit it so shortly

Black and white photography of teenage girls and boys joyfully leaning out of the window of a train

Photo­graphic Testimony

Theresia Ziehe, curator for photography, on the history of the Herbert Sonnenfeld collection

self written marriage contract, signed with a kiss mark of red lipstick

All for Love

Jörg Waßmer searches for sexual diversity in the collection of the Jewish Museum Berlin

Cover of a Hebrew-German edition of the Haggadah with handwritten entries on the inside flaps

A Small Window onto History

Aubrey Pomerance, Head of Archives, on a newly acquired Passover Haggadah and its previous owners in Kreuzberg

Portrait of a woman holding laces in front of her face

Salvaged from the Trash

Anna Rosemann on the photo albums of the artist Olga Irén Fröhlich