Coco Schumann: A Life in Music

Learning Center Workshop for Students Aged 14 to 18

Students take a tour of the exhibition section titled "German Jews' Reaction to National Socialism" (more) and combine it with a visit to the Rafael Roth Learning Center. One of the exciting interactive stories presented in the center revolves around Jewish musician Coco Schumann, who was ostracized and stripped of his rights as a young man in Berlin.

At the age of eighteen, Schumann was deported to the Theresienstadt ghetto and then to the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp. He survived the latter by playing music for the guards. In postwar Germany, Schumann embarked on a professional career as a musician and continues to play music today.

By appointment
Gebäudeplan mit Markierung des Libeskindbaus
Where

Libeskind Building, lower level, Rafael Roth Learning Center


Lindenstraße 9–14, 10969 Berlin

Independent Work at the Rafael Roth Learning Center

Numerous documentary clips, photographs, texts, and audio recordings provide a vivid impression of Coco Schumann’s life.

Using a worksheet, students explore the multimedia content on their own, answering questions about the materials and sources that they listen to and view at the computer stations.

Jewish Museum Berlin, Photo: Sönke Tollkühn

Gebäudeplan mit Markierung des Libeskindbaus
Where

Libeskind Building, lower level, Rafael Roth Learning Center


Lindenstraße 9–14, 10969 Berlin

More Information

  • When

    By appointment

  • Duration

    2 hours

  • Where
    Libeskind Building, lower level, Rafael Roth Learning Center

    
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

    Workshop

  • Teilnehmer*innenzahl

    max. 15

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Programs for School Groups

School groups can book workshops at the museum on a variety of themes.

Coco Schumann: A Life in Music

Workshop about Nazism with a visit to the Learning Center for students aged 14 to 19

Antisemitism Today

Workshop about the history of anti-Judaism and modern anti-Semitism for students aged 14 and older

Archive with Eyewitnesses of History

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To Stay or Go?

Workshop for students aged 14 to 19 about Nazism and Emigration

"It Was as Simple as That"

Workshop for students aged 14 to 19 about growing up Jewish after 1945

"Who am I? How Did I Get This Way?"

Workshop for students aged 14 to 19 about identity and diversity

A New Land

Workshop for students aged 9 to 19 about the graphic novel by Shaun Tan

Next Year in Jerusalem

Workshop about Jewish life for students aged 10 to 13

Jewish Life Today

Workshop for grade school students about the lives of Jews in Germany today

Shabbat

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Yofi Means Great!

Introduction to Hebrew for students aged 10 to 14

Nathan und seine Kinder (Nathan and His Children)

Three workshops about the young-adult novel by Mirjam Pressler for students aged 13 to 19 (German only)

The 1848 Revolution

Workshop for students aged 14 to 19 about German Jews in the nineteenth century

Dawn of the Modern Age

Workshop about the period from the German Empire to the Weimar Republic for students aged 14 to 19

A Closer Look

Workshop for students aged 14 to 19 about Jewish daily life and new beginnings in DP camps

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