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.
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.
30 euros (including admission fee; one chaperon free of charge)
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14 to 18