Jews in the Early Modern Period

Guided Tour for Adults

Jewish Museum Berlin, Photo: Sönke Tollkühn

In this guided tour, we take the Jewish minority as an example in order to consider the relationships between power structures and social status in the Early Modern period.

From the fifteenth to eighteenth centuries, the majority of Jews lived in rural areas, as they were usually denied the right to reside in towns and cities. This gave rise to small rural communities that served as way stations for Jewish travelers. These Jews often moved between town and country as merchants, peddlers, livestock traders, and purveyors to the court. As with the poorer segments of the Christian population, their daily lives were largely dominated by family concerns and religion.

Only in the late eighteenth century did Jews' living conditions improve, kindling new hope for equal treatment.

By appointment
Gebäudeplan mit Markierung des Libeskindbaus
Where

Libeskind Building, permanent exhibition

Lindenstraße 9–14, 10969 Berlin

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

    60 euros (plus 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

  • Educational method

    Tour

  • Teilnehmer*innenzahl

    max. 15

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Jews in the Early Modern Period

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