In the Jewish Museum Archive with Eyewitnesses of History
Workshop for School Classes
This workshop is designed for students aged 14 and older and focuses on work with original documents from the Jewish Museum’s Archive and encounters with people who grew up in Nazi Germany.
A wide range of documents provides insight into the lives and fates of German Jews. They include a 1931 wedding invitation, report cards issued by a private Jewish school in the 1930s, and a final farewell in a Red Cross letter sent in 1942, just before the writer was deported.
Working in small groups, the students identify the dominant themes in the lives of people who lived in this period and have donated objects to the museum. Members of the Archive staff supervise the work with the historical sources, showing students how they can be read and analyzed. Discussions with people who have witnessed historical events provide the young people with a personal and direct experience of history.
Once again in spring 2017, historical eyewitnesses will be visiting from abroad.
70 euros (including admission fee; one chaperon free of charge)
phone: +49 (0)30 259 93 332
fax: +49 (0)30 259 93 409
To prepare for the workshop, we require a phone call with the group leader in advance.
German skills are required to participate in the workshop and work with the documents.
14 and older
Meet an eyewitness to history