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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

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

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

Red bordered portrait of Moses Mendelssohn looking directly at the viewer

Moses Mendelssohn and His Time

A deep dive into themes of the exhibition “We dreamed of nothing but Enlightenment”

Online Feature
2022

Drawn portrait of a boy framed by a huge golden ring. On the outer edge of the ring, people and objects are arranged in a circle.

The Prophet’s Ring

A folk tale by Ilse Herlinger, illustrated by Florian Schmeling

Online Project
2022

A boy in a dark suit and tie stands next to a toy ark made of wood. A rotunda is visible in the background.

Bar Mitzvah Ark

Learn more about the wooden ark on display in front of our library.

Online-Feature
2022

mask with glued-on dreidel made from beads

Masks? Cool!

Competition of the Ronald S. Lauder Foundation: the most beautiful masks submitted by children living in Germany

Photo Project
2022

Black-and-white photograph of a man holding a scalpel to the upper arm of another man who is smiling for the camera

From Cowpox to Covid-19

Nearly 200 years of vaccine certificates in our archive

Online Feature
2021/22

Collage of several photos of people in front of their own portraits in the exhibition Zerheilt: Healed to Pieces

ZERHEILT: HEALED TO PIECES – The Subjects Pose with Their Portraits

Photos from the Exhibition Opening and Interviews about Jewish Life in Berlin

Interview Feature
2021/22

Collage of horse, besamim box, written document and photo

20 Years, 21 Objects

Discover objects that have never been shown to the public.

Online-Feature
2021

Collage of portrait photos of different people with a red jagged line across them

20 Years of the JMB

20 Interviews

Jubilee
2001–2021

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

Left: black and white portrait photo of a young lady. She wears a high-necked dress with hat in the style of the 1910s. Right: cover of a worn diary with leather binding and the golden lettering “Tage-Buch” (diary).

“No, I Want Dr. O.”

Leonie Meyer’s diaries from the years before her marriage (1910–12)

Online Feature
2021

“Hörmahl”: A Feast for the Ears

Dinner with Lina Morgenstern, Julie Elias and Rahel Varnhagen (in German)

Podcasts
2021

Two book covers: the book “Moses” by Uriel Birnbaum and exhibition catalog for the exhibition “Synagoga”

Digitized Books

from our library holdings

Online Project

Four people standing next to each other

Four Questions

Short Films by Yael Reuveny about Jewish Life in Germany

Film Project
2020

Portrait photo of Hetty Berg

Lucky Coincidences

Interview with our new Museum Director Hetty Berg

Interview
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

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

“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

Portrait photo of Cilly Kugelmann, photographed in the Libeskind Building

New Accents

Cilly Kugelmann on our new core exhibition

Interview
2020

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

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

That can’t be! Can it?

Coincidences in the archive

Online Feature
2020

“Since that day, Iʼve felt like a newborn”

A striking document about the 1945 Day of Liberation

Online Feature
2020

Triumph of Survival

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

Commentary
May 2020

Hand-painted colorful candelabrum made of ceramic and synthetic resin depicting various New York City landmarks: the Statue of Liberty, the Empire State Building, the Chrysler Building, the World Trade Center, Broadway, and others.

Hanukkah Lasts Eight Days...

and for each day, we’ve got a little treat for you here

Online Feature
2017/20

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

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

Drawing of a young woman leafing through a diary. She is sitting inside in front of a window

Anna meets Leonie

Drawings by the volunteer Anna Justicz, inspired by Leonie Oliven’s diaries from 1901–1928

Art Project
2020

How Our Museum Came to Be

Details from our prehistory and the years since the museum opened

Online Feature
2020

 Collage Employees Jewish Museum Berlin

Core Exhibition Team

Selfie Project for International Museum Day on 17 May 2020

Photo Project
2020

The tattoo artist Myra Brodsky

Kosher Portraits

A photo series about Jewish life n in Germany

Photo Project
2019

Rapper Ben Salomo

Jewish Power

What is Jewish Music?
By Fabian Schnedler

Essay
2019

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

Zvi Sofer: A Collector and His Collection

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

Online Feature
2019

Bread and Roses

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

Online Project
2019

Unpacking Donations

Family collections arriving at the museum

Photo Project
2018

The illustration shows a young man climbing a wall made of puzzle pieces.

Kurt: Hunting for Clues

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

Online Feature
2018

A box with the inscription “44 pieces yellow Chanuka candles”

Consuming Light

A Short History of Ritual Lights by Michal Friedlander

Essay
2018

Night Shift

Insights into the museum at night

Video Project
2018

On Site

The hosts at the museum show their favourite spots

Photo Project
2018

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

Object Days

Memorabilia and migration stories – portraits of Jews living in Germany

Photo Project
2017

Zeichnung eines Rabbiners, der ein Brautpaar segnet

Paula and Bernhard Lustig’s Wedding Album

A worthwhile insight into our archive

Online Feature
2017

Memorial stones in rows, grass in between, a small wall in the background

12 of 12,000

Fallen German-Jewish Soldiers in the First World War

Online Project
2016

Exhibition view of the room “Jewish Mysticism”, showing Joshua Abarbanel’s Golem

Golem. From Mysticism to Minecraft

Online Feature
2016

Diagonals of Diversity

Stephan Becker on Berlin’s Lindenstrasse from past to present

Essay
2016

Archival holdings on the First World War: pimple caps, various medals, a wooden statue of a soldier in uniform

The First World War in Jewish Memory

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

Video Project
2015

Street sign with the inscription: Fromet and Moses Mendelssohn Square

With Love from Fromet and Moses Mendelssohnplatz!

The Mendelssohns' marriage inscribed in the map of Berlin

Essay
2013

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

Matters of Faith: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam

Nine animated movies

Video Project
2011

Screenshot of a page showing three rows of three video players each. Each of the video player’s start pictures shows a person talking

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

Behind the Scenes: Anecdotes and Exciting Finds while Working with our Collections (17)