German Sign Language Taster Course

Three dates in December with Aya Scheikh-Suleiman, Arezou Azizi and Michel Dahdal

A man stands next to a woman in an exhibition room with paintings and speaks in sign language.

Aya and Michel in conversation with visitors; Jewish Museum Berlin, photo: Katja Harbi.

Aya, Arezou and Michel came to Germany as teenagers from Syria and Afghanistan. Due to their own experiences of flight, exclusion and new beginnings, they find they are able to personally relate to aspects of German-Jewish history presented in the core exhibition and through the Libeskind architecture. Using German Sign Language, they present their impressions in diffrent thematic modules.

Past event

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


Libeskind Building, level 2, permanent exhibition
Lindenstraße 9–14, 10969 Berlin

Together with the participants, the presenters discuss the architecture, selected objects and multimedia stations, sharing their perspectives as deaf individuals on the core exhibition as well as teaching the first signs. They will encourage active participation and invite attendees to talk. The courses take place in German Sign Language with simultaneous interpretation into and from spoken German. The offer is aimed at hearing and deaf people.

Diffrent modules are offered on four dates. It is possible to attend the modules either separately or consecutively as a series.

Wed 6 Dec 2023, 4.30 pm Parting and Saying Goodbye
Thu 7 Dec 2023, 4.30 pm Arrival and Greetings
Fri 8 Dec 2023, 4.30 pm Love and Compli­ments

Where, when, what?

  • When6, 7 + 8 Dec 2023, each 4.30 pm
  • Duration90 minutes
  • Where Libeskind Building, level 2, permanent exhibition
    Lindenstraße 9–14, 10969 Berlin
    See location on map
  • Entry fee

    6 €, reduced rate 3 €

  • Language The courses take place in German sign language and are simul­taneously inter­preted into spoken German language.

    Bookable offer for groupsWe offer guided tours for groups on the desired date. Please submit your request 4 to 6 weeks before.

    T +49 (0)30 259 93 305 (Mon-Fri, 10am-4pm)

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