From private family recordings to art photographs: Browse online in our collections (in German)
Photography of a Military Doctor
From Idyllic Landscapes to Trench Photos
Articles by our Curator of Photography
Theresia Ziehe on the stories behind individual photographs, photography projects, and pleasant encounters with donors
On the History of the Herbert Sonnenfeld Collection
Theresia Ziehe, Curator of Photography, on this important photographic testimony
The Sukkah: A Fleeting House for a Jewish Festival
4 Nov 2010 to 27 Feb 2011
Art photography, historical press images and family photos, documenting the museum’s work
All About ...
This photo exhibition explores the complexity of Israel and the West Bank.
7 Jun 2019 to 19 Apr 2020
Triumph of Survival
Cilly Kugelmann on a photo that visualizes the victory over the Nazis
Memories from the Life of Walter Frankenstein
With many photographs from the Walter and Leonie Frankenstein Collection
Conversation with the Artist Thomas Struth
With Thomas Struth (photographer) and Theresia Ziehe (curator of photography), related to the exhibition This Place, in German
5 Dec 2019
It must schwing
Blue Note – Photography by Francis Wolff and Jimmy Katz
30 Oct 2009 to 7 Feb 2010
In an Instant
Photographs by Fred Stein
22 Nov 2013 to 4 May 2014
How German is it? 30 Artists' Notion of Home
16 Sep 2011 to 29 Jan 2012
Russians Jews Germans
Photographs by Michael Kerstgens from 1992 to the Present
20 Apr to 26 Aug 2012
Russians Jews Germans
A catalog accompanying the exhibition Russians Jews Germans. Photographs by Michael Kerstgens from 1992 to the Present
Roman Vishniac's Berlin
Catalog for the exhibition about the photographer's early work with photos of Berlin
Exhibition on religious clothing in the Diaspora Garden
1 Jun to 1 Sep 2017
Selected Objects: Photographic Collection (6)
From an early promotional photograph by Yva to documentation of Jewish life in Germany before and after the Shoah, discover selected objects from our Photographic Collection and the stories behind them.
The vintage print is an example of early promotional photography. Using multiple exposures, the photographer Yva was able to produce unreal and dreamlike images.
“White Weeks” at the Ury Department Store
With a brightly lit façade, the Ury brothers promoted “White Weeks” to their customers in February 1930. The promotional campaign testified to their modern business practices and their resulting success.
Hugo Spiegel as Champion Shot
The photograph by Leonard Freed depicts the father of Paul Spiegel, who would later be president of the Central Council of Jews in Germany. The Holocaust survivor was probably the first Jewish champion marksman in Germany.
Synagogue in the Jewish Retreat Center in Lehnitz
The synagogue was one of the last in Germany to be dedicated before the Second World War. For many, the retreat center became a place where Jews could assert their identity and culture in a hostile environment.
Rededication of the Synagogue at the Jewish Hospital
One year after the end of the Second World War, in 1946, the synagogue at the Jewish hospital on Iranische Strasse in the Berlin district of Wedding was rededicated. Gradually, it became the center of community work in Berlin.
Sally Israel in a Bavarian Costume
Three vacationers in folk costumes gather around the Berlin businessman for a souvenir photo from Bad Reichenhall. The spa town had been a prime destination for Jewish vacationers since the mid-nineteenth century.