Emancipation and Reform

Tour about German Jews in the Nineteenth Century for School Groups

Stellwand in der Ausstellung mit einem Bild von Heinrich Heine

In this guided tour, students ages 14 to 18 consider various notions of identity based on objects in the exhibition. They consider the attitudes of nineteenth-century Jews in German society. Some of them fought patriotically for the Fatherland while others such as Ferdinand Lassalle and Rosa Luxemburg became active in socialist movements.

By appointment
Gebäudeplan mit Markierung des Libeskindbaus
Where

Libeskind Building, permanent exhibition

Lindenstraße 9–14, 10969 Berlin

Rising Social Status and Modern Antisemitism

During the nineteenth century, Jews' living conditions underwent a sea change. Their emancipation as citizens was completed and Jews were formally granted equal rights. A large part of the rural populace moved to the industrializing towns and cities. While Jews were rising in the ranks economically and socially, modern antisemitism emerged.

Helm mit goldenem Adler und Spitze (»Pickelhaube«)

Jewish Museum Berlin, Photo: Sönke Tollkühn

Gebäudeplan mit Markierung des Libeskindbaus
Where

Libeskind Building, permanent exhibition

Lindenstraße 9–14, 10969 Berlin

More Information

  • When

    By appointment

  • Duration

    1 hour

  • Where
    Libeskind Building, permanent exhibition

    Lindenstraße 9–14, 10969 Berlin

  • Entry fee

    30 euros (including admission fee; one chaperon free of charge)

  • Information and Reservation

    Education Department
    phone: +49 (0)30 259 93 305
    fax: +49 (0)30 259 93 412
    gruppen@jmberlin.de

  • Age

    14 to 18

  • Educational method

    Tour

  • Teilnehmer*innenzahl

    max. 15

Tours (11) Programs for School Groups Show all

Programs for School Groups

School groups can register for exhibition tours on a variety of themes.

Cherchez la femme!

Guided tour and discussion for high-school students aged 14 and older about women’s dress codes—between tradition and social inclusion

Jewish Life and Traditions

Bookable guided tour about religion and culture for students from preschool to age 19

What do Judaism and Islam Have in Common?

Tour about the Jewish and Islamic religions for students aged 10 to 19

Judaism, Christianity, and Islam

A comparison between the religions’ cultural history as a guided tour for students aged 15 to 19

Women in Judaism

Tour about Glikl bas Juda Leib for students aged 10 to 19

Jewish Life in Rural Areas

Tour for students aged 12 to 19 about rural life in the Early Modern Period

Moses Mendelssohn

Tour for students aged 14 to 19 about the Age of Enlightenment

Emancipation and Reform

Tour for students aged 10 to 19 about the nineteenth century

Start of the Modern Age

Tour for students aged 14 to 19 about the German Empire and the Weimar Republic

The Jewish Response to National Socialism

Tour for students aged 14 to 19 about Nazism and Emigration

Feeling and hearing History

Multisensory tour of the architecture for students aged 10 and older with and without visual impairments