Start of the Modern Age

Jews in the Kaiserreich and the Weimar Republic: A Tour for Grade School Students

In this guided tour for students aged 14 to 18, we examine the significant role played by Jewish people in the birth of modernity. They were caught in a tension between the respect and recognition they sought and the defamation and discrimination they endured.

By appointment
Gebäudeplan mit Markierung des Libeskindbaus
Where

Libeskind Building, permanent exhibition

Lindenstraße 9–14, 10969 Berlin

In the late nineteenth century, the pace of life quickened in Germany, especially in its young capital, Berlin. Scientific and technical inventions and cultural developments marked the dawn of a new era. Jews made a wide-ranging contribution to modernity that affected all areas of urban life. Take the egg cooker, electric iron, and hair dryer, all successful products by Emil Rathenau, who founded the electricity company AEG and simplified many people's lives. Although it was now possible for Jews to rise professionally and in society, many Jews continued to experience discrimination. We examine these developments in the context of the turn of the twentieth century, the First World War, and the Weimar Republic.

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

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